The fatality accident that claimed the life of 24 year old Niko K Rodrigues was reported on Tuesday morning to the 911 Communications Center of the Ponca City Police Department at 8:05am.  The caller indicated a head on collision had taken place near the intersection of 14th Street and Edwards Avenue, south of South Avenue. Police and ambulance personnel responded.

The Chevrolet Cruz driven by Rodrigues who was traveling north then crossed the center line.  A Chevrolet Tahoe was being driven by Amber D Lara, 29, of Ponca City south bound behind another vehicle.  The other vehicle veered to the right to avoid colliding with Rodrigues and then his vehicle collided with the Tahoe.

Lara and her two children were all transported to Alliance Ponca City with non-life threatening injuries. One of the children was hospitalized overnight for observation.

Story provided by Ponca City PD