An Oklahoma Highway Patrol collision report says a Stillwater man had been drinking when his pickup crossed the center line and hit another vehicle head on, killing a child in that vehicle. The fatality wreck took place shortly before midnight Friday, October 24 on State Highway 51 just east of Stillwater.
James Goblet, 23, was behind the wheel of a 2014 Dodge going westbound in the eastbound lane of traffic when he struck a 2015 Volkswagen driven by McKala Miner of Pawnee, according to troopers.
The truck overturned, and Miner’s Volkswagen ran off the road. Miner, 29, is in critical condition at an Oklahoma City hospital.
A 5-year-old girl in her car was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers say the child was not restrained by a seatbelt. They did not release her name but say she was from Pawnee.
Another passenger in the VW, 23-year-old Forrest Stol of Glencoe, was taken to a hospital in serious condition. Both adults were belted in, the report states.
A passenger in Goblet’s truck, 26-year-old Cushing resident Clint Hobbs, was taken to a Stillwater hospital where he is said to be stable.
Goblet was treated and released after being escorted to the hospital by a trooper. The report lists the cause of the wreck as driving under the influence of alcohol.