• By: Graham Sutliff
  • Published: November 2020

McClain County, OK (11/9/2020) – A commercial truck driver was convicted of distracted driving in Oklahoma after a fatal accident occurred on March 2. 

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The incident occurred on Interstate 35 in McClain County. A semi-truck driven by Johnny Spradlin, 58, was approaching a construction zone but refused to slow down. He crashed into a Chevy Traverse driven by 63-year-old Julia Kraus.

Kraus was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Her husband, a passenger in the Chevy, was injured in the crash with serious injuries. He was identified as 71-year-old James Kraus. He survived his injuries. 

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Spradlin looked down at his electronic log book for a moment before crashing into Kraus. Troopers also say that Spradlin’s truck hit another semi-truck. 

Spradlin may face a manslaughter charge. 

Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.

Distracted driving is a common cause of car accidents that can seriously alter the course of a person’s life. An investigation into this accident will prove essential due to the fact that a commercial truck driver was driving while distracted and caused a collision. As a result, another truck driver was killed, a passenger was injured, and another semi-truck was crashed into by the distracted driver.  

If you’re the victim of a distracted driving accident, you’re entitled to compensation according to the law. Turn to the attorneys at Sutliff & Stout for help. You can trust our car accident attorneys to build a viable argument for your settlement. We are Board-Certified personal injury attorneys who understand how to work with insurance companies to seek a positive resolution for our clients. 

Source: News 9, accidentreportsnow

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Graham Sutliff is a founding partner at Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm. Among other awards and certifications, he is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Super Lawyer for the past decade. In 2019 alone, Graham recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients who were injured by others. To learn more about Graham, click here.

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