Multiple accidents slow traffic along U.S. Highway 169

TULSA - One person was killed in a multi-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 169 Tuesday morning.

Officials say the wreck occurred around 7 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the highway near 56th Street North, just north of Bird Creek Bridge.

Three vehicles were involved. Two people were injured and one was killed.

Troopers say a pickup truck, driven by 48-year-old Brenda Buntin, of Owasso, swerved to avoid debris in the road when a small Volkswagen, driven by 28-year-old Kimberly Stauffer, of Bixby, slammed into the back of the truck.  A Chevrolet SUV, driven by 33-year-old Jenny Harrison, of Broken Arrow, then ran into the back of the Volkswagen.

The passenger in the Volkswagen, identified as 29-year-old Tristan Stauffer, of Bixby, was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering massive injuries.

Buntin was transported to a Tulsa-area hospital in stable condition, as was Kimberly Stauffer, who troopers initially said was in critical condition.

Harrison refused treatment at the scene.

Traffic was initially affected in the southbound lanes when debris from the accident landed on the other side of the highway.

Meanwhile, another wreck occurred on 169 in the southbound lanes near the Broken Arrow Expressway.

Troopers on the scene say it was a non-injury wreck with three cars involved.

One lane was closed while the scene was cleared.

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