SAPULPA – A head-on collision took the life of a Sand Springs man Friday afternoon near Sapulpa.
Highway 97 was closed and traffic was being re-routed to New Sapulpa Rd. after a head-on car collision occurred between 71st and 81st Street.
Jarrod Wolfe, 35, of Sand Springs was pronounced dead at the scene.
Gary Box, who lives near the accident, heard the crash and went to help the injured.
“We were just leaving the house and we heard the crash. We ran up to the cars to see if we could help. It was probably 30 to 90 seconds after the crash,” Box said.
Box said it appeared one of the drivers had a seizure, left the northbound lane and and hit the other car head on.
A man driving a white Toyota Camry was driving northbound and crossed the center median, striking a blue Ford Taurus, driven by Jarrod Wolfe.
“When I got to the car the man in the blue car had multiple injuries to his arm and leg. He was bleeding from his mouth, nose and ears and he wasn’t doing very good. I checked for a pulse and couldn’t find one," Box said.
There was a woman and an adolescent child in the blue car and they were both taken to the hospital.
“The woman was hysterical and screaming. She couldn’t get out of her seat belt and we had to cut her out with my utility knife. She then told us she was pregnant,” Box said.
The boy was out of the car by the time Box got to the car.
"The blue car was at least 40 yards away from the impact of the accident. It was a violent crash. The paramedics got the man out of the car and they worked on him for a few minutes. Then they put the sheet over him and pronounced him dead ," Box said.
Box is a professional photographer and has worked for newspapers in the past.
“I’ve seen these kinds of things before and my heart goes out to the families of the people involved,” he said.