Tulsa man dies after Monday crash near Mounds


By John Dobberstein, Editor

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said one person was killed Monday night in a crash 2 miles east of Mounds.

The accident happened at about 10:30 p.m. on West 181st Street South, just west of S. 39th West Avenue, in Creek County. Troopers said Jose Ricardo, 28, was driving east on 181st and departed the roadway to the right for an unknown reason, struck a culvert and rolled over on its top.

Ricardo was pinned for approximately 1.5 hours before being extricated by the Glenpool Fire Department utilizing various tools. He was admitted at St. Francis Hospital with head, trunk internal, trunk external, arm and leg injuries and passed away on Tuesday.

The condition of the driver when the accident happened and cause of the crash are still unknown. Ricardo was not wearing a seatbelt.

Assisting at the scene was the Mounds Fire Department, Kiefer Fire Department, Glenpool Fire Department, Kiefer Police Department, Creek County EMS and Creek County Sheriff’s Office

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