A Cleveland teen killed on an icy highway is one tragic driving accident this week that once again proves the lack of wearing a seatbelt can yield tragically fatal results. A 16-year-old teen from Tulsa County died this Saturday on his way home when he lost control of his truck and died after slamming into a guardrail. It has been confirmed he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. ECanadaNow provides the most recent information this Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013.
The Cleveland teen killed on an icy highway was a 16-year-old boy whose identity has not yet been made public or revealed to the press. On his way home from a movie at the local theaters, the young man called his parents from his cell phone while driving to let them know he would be back soon. While making his way back, the 16-year-old was said to lose control of the vehicle. His truck smashed into the highway’s guardrail, soared airborne for a dozen feet, and landed hard on a nearby snowy ditch near the roadside.
Although most details in this tragic case have not yet been confirmed by highway state patrolmen or police officials, it is known that the 16-year-old boy was not wearing a seatbelt when he was involved in the crash. It is also speculated the teen was speeding (though the degree to which he was driving over the speed limit has not been verified) when he collided with the guardrail, made all the worse by the dangerous winter conditions on the road, including slick ice and snow.
The press release provides this statement on the Cleveland teen killed on an icy highway headline:
“Before the driver of the truck was found just before 1:00 a.m on Highway 412, a missing persons report was quickly received by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. This newfound report led authorities to the teen who was ejected from the vehicle. After being asked about the unfortunate accident Trooper Matthew Middleton said:”
“The minor was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected quite a distance from his vehicle.”
The Cleveland boy was confirmed dead upon arrival to a nearby hospital. Had he been wearing a seatbelt, he might have survived the crash, concluded the report. The tragic incident has once again prompted accident officials to tell others to take caution, drive safely, and keep their seatbelts on when in a moving vehicle, especially during the winter.