Tishomingo families sue Transportation Department over fatal crash

6 teens killed in Tishomingo crash were in a 4-passenger car


A lawsuit has been filed by the families of six Tishomingo teenage girls killed a year ago in the crash of their small car with a rock-hauling semi-truck.

They filed suit in Johnston County District Court against the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, blaming the agency over the design of a highway intersection for the March 22, 2022 deadly crash. The crash occurred at the intersection of U.S. 377 and State Highways 22 and 99.

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The Oklahoman reported this week the lawsuit contends the intersection had a history of crashes. The suit also named the state of Oklahoma as well as DOT Director Tim Gatz and DOT district engineer Ron Brown.