A motorcycle crash early Wednesday left a man dead and a woman in critical condition. The crash was found at about 4 a.m. by Muldrow police at the westbound exit in Muldrow.
Muldrow Police Chief George Lawson reported the man was Robert "Bob" Springer, 51, of Broken Arrow. He appeared to have suffered head injuries, and his body was transported to the Tulsa Medical Examiner's office. The woman is Nicole Blake, 40, also of Broken Arrow. She was life flighted to Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Ark., hospital and was listed in critical condition. She suffered head, hand, back and leg injuries.
Lawson said it is not known exactly when the crash occurred. The man's wife, who was at home in Broken Arrow, woke up at about 3:30 a.m. and when she discovered he was not home, she pinged his cell phone and found him to be in Muldrow. She called and Officer Ronnie Howard found the scene and the victims shortly after 4 a.m..
Lawson said it appeared the motorcycle veered to the right, sheared off the post on the exit sign, then traveled on another 200 feet before coming to a stop. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
"He either just veered off the interstate or saw the sign and was trying to take the exit, maybe to buy gas. We're not sure how long they were there," Lawson said.
Lawson said the man is originally from Fort Smith, and was visiting with friends in a Fort Smith bar. The man and woman were last seen at about 7:15 p.m. by his friends, Lawson said.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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