truck fire

Eledtrical problems are being examined to see if that was the cause of a fire that destroyed a semi late Tuesday night. The westbound semi caught fire near the 239 mile marker on Interstate 40. According to investigators, the driver said he saw sparks coming from the dashboard on the truck shortly before the blaze started. By the time emergency crews could get on the scene the entire cab portion of the truck was engulfed in flames. Several large explosions could be heard as tires exploded and fuel tanks ruptured. The driver escaped without injury. Workers had one lake of traffic closed while they unloaded the contents of the trailer.

stolen car

Henryetta police officer Jeff Webster recovered a stolen car Monday morning.
Webster was on patrol on U.S. 75 when he saw a car that was said to have been stolen from Okmulgee over the weekend. He pulled the vehicle over near the intersection of U.S. 75 and U.S. 266 and arrested Lance Keough, 40 who was the lone occupant of the vehicle.
“Jeff had remembered the tag and vehicle information from a stolen vehicle report broadcast out to area police departments,” said Henryetta chief Steve Norman.
Keough was booked into the Okmulgee County jail on complaints of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and driving under suspension.keough
This is the second time Webster was involved in recovering a stolen vehicle based on a radio report.
He was involved in a chase on I-40 last April that resulted in recovery of a vehicle stolen in Kansas and arrest of two fugitives.

Three people, including two Henryetta teenagers were injured in a crash five miles south on the Indian Nation Turnpike shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday.
OHP Trooper Christ Dennis said the accident occurred when a 2007 Ford pickup had been involved in a previous collision. That driver was checking on the occupants of another vehicle when the pickup was struck by a 2014 Chevrolet car and a 2004 Chevorlet van around 9:24. The impact pinned a 17-year-old passenger in the 2014 Chevrolet until Henryetta fire department personnel were able to get her free. She suffered serious injuries to her arms and was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa where she was listed in stable condition. The driver of that car was treated and released
The driver of the 2014 Chevrolet, a 17-year-old male, was treated at Henryetta Medical center and later released. A third passenger in that vehicle refused treatment at the scene.
The driver of the 2004 Chevrolet van, 61-year-old George DeJean, Bartlesville was not injured but a passenger, Terresa DeJean, 56, had leg injuries and was taken to St. Francis hospital.
That crash closed down the northbound traffic lanes for nearly an hour.

A truck stolen from a home in Henryetta was pulled from the waters at Jim Hall Lake Wednesday morning. Members of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol dive team were called in to recover the vehicle in some 10 feet of water. It had been stolen in October and was discovered late last week by a fisherman using his fish locator system. The interior of the truck was caked with mud and a stick was found jammed against the gas pedal.

junk fire 1

junk fire 2Firemen were called to a blaze in a couple of storage buildings early Monday morning. The fire was behind a home near the intersection of 11th and Ragan and took nearly an hour to get under control. Firemen had to contend with two wood storage buildings completely filled with boxes and miscellaneous items stored there as well as high weeds and more items including a frame from a go-kart and several infant strollers around them. No electricity was going to the buildings and fire chief David Bullard said arson is suspected.