Fatality wreck closes part of Highway 97

SAND SPRINGS, Okla. - Officials for the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety say the northbound lanes of State Highway 97 have been reopened after a fatality collision closed both northbound lanes at the Tulsa and Creek County line.

The roadway was closed from around 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Highway patrol troopers say two vehicles collided when an eastbound car pulled out in front of a Bronco traveling northbound on the highway.

A passenger in the Bronco was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.

Both drivers were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

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