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In this Feb. 1, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma state Dem. Sen. Allison Ikley-Freeman speaks during her swearing-in ceremony in Oklahoma City. Sen. Ikley-Freeman was injured in a two-car crash Friday, May 22, 2020, on the Turner Turnpike near Stroud, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. The man in the other car was killed. The man died at the scene, while Ikley-Freeman was transported to the OU Medical Center. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
Published 05/23/2020 | Reading Time 1 min 0 sec
STROUD, Okla. (AP) — A man was killed and a state senator was injured after a two-car crash early Friday on the Turner Turnpike near Stroud, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.
The man was driving westbound on the turnpike when his vehicle hydroplaned and crashed into a ditch, said OHP spokeswoman Sarah Stewart. State Sen. Allison Ikley-Freeman, a Tulsa Democrat, then ran off the roadway in the same spot and crashed into the man’s vehicle.
The man died at the scene, while Ikley-Freeman was trapped in the wreckage for 40 minutes before firefighters freed her, according to a patrol report. She was transported to the OU Medical Center, where she was treated and released.