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3 Troopers Critically Injured In Crash During Procession For Slain Tulsa Sergeant

Oklahoma City, OK – Three Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) troopers are in critical condition after a crash that occurred during a procession for slain Tulsa Police Sergeant Craig Johnson.

The collision occurred on the Kilpatrick Turnpike westbound east of Broadway shortly before 11 a.m., Tulsa World reported.

According to initial reports, a vehicle pulled into traffic and collided with a motorcycle trooper, which set of a chain reaction involving several other motorcycle troopers, KJRH reported.

OHP spokesperson Sarah Stewart said that three troopers were transported from the scene, according to Tulsa World.

A medical helicopter was also involved in the transport, KJRH reported.

All three troopers are in critical condition, KWTV reported.

“Three of our motors troopers were seriously injured just before 11:00 this morning in a crash while escorting fallen Tulsa Police Officer, Sgt. Craig Johnson,” the OHP confirmed in a Facebook post. “We are still investigating exactly what happened. The Kilpatrick Turnpike Westbound between Broadway and Eastern is still shut down.”

The procession was escorting Sgt. Johnson’s body from Tulsa to Oklahoma City, KJRH reported.

“I ask Oklahomans to join the First Lady and me in praying for the recovery of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers who were injured, for their families and for all those affected by this terrible accident,” Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt said in press release.

“It is always difficult to receive news of first responders being injured in the line of duty, but it is especially heartbreaking to learn this incident happened during the procession for an officer who was senselessly murdered while protecting his community,” Stitt added.

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Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin

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