A 12-year-old Wagoner boy was killed by a driver suspected of being under the influence of alcohol Friday night. Chief of Police Bob Haley said the boy was riding home with his brother when he was hit by an SUV.
Haley said the two brothers were northbound on North Story Avenue near N.E. Ninth Street just before 11 p.m. Billy Lorde, 12, was struck by a northbound SUV driven by Richard Roth of Wagoner.
Roth left the scene but later returned, Haley said.
The other brother was not injured.
Haley said Roth, 34, was booked on anticipated charges of manslaughter and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident. Any other charges will await the results of a blood test, but police do have reason to suspect alcohol is a factor, he said.
“We’ve been dealing with the school, keeping them on top of things so they can make their preparations for school Monday,\” Chief Haley said.
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A man has been arrested for DUI following a motorcycle crash that claimed the life of his father in northwest Oklahoma City, late Thursday night.
According to police, at about 10:45 p.m. two motorcycles driven by 22-year-old Cass Ryan Marchant and his father crashed while traveling eastbound on N.W. 138th Street.
Police say the two were speeding, and they failed to negotiate a turn onto Joel McDonald Drive. The motorcycles then crashed into a parking lot.
As officers arrived at the scene, they said they could smell a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on Marchant’s person. They said he had “glossy watery eyes and a slurred speech.”
Marchant’s father was pronounced dead at the scene.
Marchant was transported to the hospital to be checked out for his injuries. He was then taken into custody and transported to the Oklahoma County Jail on DUI and speeding charges.
This isn’t Marchant\’s first run in with the law. Chickasha police arrested Marchant two months ago for public intoxication and carrying a loaded gun while under the influence.
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A Bristow teen is dead following a single-vehicle wreck Friday morning in Okfuskee County. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that Summer Clark, 19, was killed at about 7 a.m. on a county road near Paden.
Clark was a passenger in a 2003 Dodge driven by Bristow resident Blake Estill. Estill lost control of his vehicle on a curve, and the Dodge struck an embankment, according to an OHP collision report.
Troopers say the 22-year-old Estill was taken by medical helicopter to an Oklahoma City hospital where he is listed in critical condition with leg and internal injuries.
Estill smelled of alcohol, the report states. OHP lists the cause of the wreck as alcohol-DUI/DWI.
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Authorities say a woman was likely driving under the influence of alcohol when she crossed the center lane and crashed her car into another vehicle head-on in Oklahoma City Friday night. The other driver was killed in the crash.
It happened just before 11 p.m. on N. Portland and N.W. 192nd Street. According to the Sheriff’s Office, a vehicle driven by a 20-year-old woman crossed the center lane on N. Portland, and struck another car, driven by a 40-year-old woman, head on.
The 40-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Deputies say the 20-year-old was injured and transported to the hospital in an unknown condition. They believe she was likely driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.
Authorities have not identified anyone involved.
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One person is dead after an accident involving drugs and alcohol in Blaine County.
OHP troopers said two vehicles were driving north when one stopped to turn and the other car clipped it while trying to pass it on the outside.
The car hit slid and then rolled ejecting the passenger out of the door.
Authorities said 21-year-old Courtney Ruiz from Fairview was pronounced dead at the scene.
Ruiz was a passenger of Dennis Gene Wilder of Fairview, 30. The other driver was identified as Robert Red Hat, 31, also of Fairview.
According to the OHP, Red Hat was considered to be Impaired — Alcohol, while Wilder was listed as Impaired — Drugs.
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A driver police say is responsible for the death of his passenger has been arrested on a complaint of second degree manslaughter. Edwver Naun Ramos is in the Tulsa County Jail on a $25,000 bond.
Ramos, 27, was driving a Ford Mustang that crossed into oncoming traffic at about 2:15 a.m. Sunday on Memorial Drive near 23rd Street. Sergeant Darren Bristow of the Tulsa Police Department told News On 6 Ramos was speeding and intoxicated when the sports car jumped a raised center median into the path of a Nissan Versa.
The passenger in Ramos’ car was pronounced dead at the scene. That person’s name has not been released.
A witness told police Ramos was “already asleep and snoring” at the scene right after the fatality crash, according to the arrest report.
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Alcohol may have played a part in the death of a Sequoyah County man who was killed in an early morning accident just south of Brushy Lake State Park on Saturday.
It happened on State Highway 17, just before 5:30 a.m.
According to a report by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP), 24-year-old Jimmy Cheater was driving a 2006 Pontiac GTO south on US 17 when the vehicle departed the roadway to the left for an unknown reason.
The vehicle struck a culvert and a tree, then rolled approximately one and a half times ejecting the driver 80 ft from the car. Cheater was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Angela Renea Myers
A Yukon driver was arrested on charges of manslaughter and DUI in a crash that claimed the life of a bicyclist last Friday night in Oklahoma City.
According to Oklahoma City police, officers responded to the crash in the 8600 block of N.W. 10th Street at about 11:30 p.m. Friday. A bicyclist identified as Jason Weldon, age 40, was struck by a car, driven by 37-year-old Angela Renea Myers, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers say Weldon was in the outside lane when he was hit by Myers’ car. The lights on the bicycle were still on and illuminating as officers arrived at the scene.
Myers told police she did not see Weldon. Officers say they could smell an odor of alcoholic beverage on Myers and she was unsteady on her feet.
Police say Myers also failed a field sobriety test. She was then taken into custody and booked into the Oklahoma County Detention Center on charges of first-degree manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol.
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A Tulsa man was arrested on suspicion of DUI Saturday after an early morning crash that killed his 5-year-old son, the Muskogee Phoenix newspaper is reporting.
Cody Hamilton Welch, 33, was treated for his injuries and then booked into the Muskogee County/City Detention Facility on complaints of driving under the influence involving serious bodily injury, driving under suspension, possession of marijuana and child endangerment.
The Muskogee Phoenix reports the child, whose name has not been released, was flown to a Tulsa hospital, where he died late Saturday, according to Fort Gibson Police Chief Clint Vernon.
The paper reports Vernon has said vehicular homicide will be added to the complaints.
The crash happened around 4:10 a.m. Saturday on West Poplar Street, just west of Scott Street. Police said Welch drove left of center and overcorrected, causing his pickup truck to roll several times and hit a tree. The paper reports the boy was ejected from the truck in the crash.
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A Weatherford man was killed in what Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers suspect is a DUI accident in Washita County, early Saturday morning.
The wreck occurred two miles north of the town of Colony, Okla. in Washita County.
According to the OHP report, 48-year-old Glenn Edward was driving a 2006 Chevy pickup northbound on county road 2420 when the vehicle departed the roadway to the left for an unknown reason.
Once off the road the vehicle struck a concrete culvert and went into a broad slide, rolling one time before striking a fence. Edward was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A passenger in the vehicle, 49-year-old Bonita McDow, was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured in the crash.
Troopers on scene detected the odor of alcohol on Edward and thusly assessed that the accident was the result of driving under the influence.
Crews from the Washita County Sheriff’s Office, the Colony Fire Department and Sinor Ambulance assisted troopers on scene.
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An Elgin, Oklahoma, woman was critically injured after she crashed her vehicle in Comanche County early Sunday morning. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers believe drunk driving is to blame for the collision.
It happened at 4:35 a.m. Sunday, on Trail Road, just south of Carlson Road in Comanche County.
According to the OHP collision report, a 2013 Chevy pickup driven by 34-year-old Kay L. Glover was southbound on Trail Road, when it ran off the roadway to the right for an unknown reason. Glover over corrected and the pickup went into a broad slide.
The pickup then ran off the roadway to the left and rolled two times.
Glover was thrown out of the vehicle during the crash. She was transported to the Comanche County Memorial Hospital in critical condition, suffering from trunk internal and arm injuries.
Glover was not wearing a seat belt. Troopers say they did smell an odor of alcohol on Glover. They listed the cause of collision as “DUI” in the OHP collision report.
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Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers say drunk driving is to blame for a one-vehicle crash that left a Broken Bow woman critically injured early Sunday morning.
It happened at about 2 a.m. Sunday on U.S. 70, just east of Fallon Rd. near Sawyer in Choctaw County. A 4-door, 2012 Chevrolet driven by 26-year-old Joshua Asher Tims of Ft. Towson, Oklahoma, ran off the roadway to the right and overturned about four times, according to the OHP.
Tims was not injured. However, the passenger in his vehicle, 22-year-old Kayla M. Gardner of Broken Bow, Oklahoma, was transported to the hospital in critical condition, suffering from head, trunk internal and external injuries.
Both Tims and Gardner were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision.
Troopers say Tims was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. The cause of the collision has been listed as “DUI” in the OHP collision report.
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A man and a woman are dead after crashing a motorcycle into a front yard in East Tulsa early Thursday morning.
The crash happened around 2 a.m. near 51st and Mingo in the Regency Park subdivision.
Tulsa Police say it appears speed and alcohol may have had something to do with the crash.
Officers say the motorcycle was headed north in the 4700 block of 93rd East Avenue when the driver failed to negotiate a curve and crashed between two parked cars in a driveway.
Lonnie Bradburry, 40, was killed instantly and his female passenger, 46-year-old Paula Kearney died a short time later, according to police.
Officers say neither Bradburry nor Kearney was wearing a helmet. An investigation into the crash continues.
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A year ago this week, 21-year-old Eric Watkins and his infant son were killed by a drunk teenager three times over the legal limit.
Driving the wrong way down highway 66 in Verdigris, Keaton Hannah hit the family while fleeing the scene of a previous minor accident he was just involved in.
Watkins and son Bryor were killed upon impact, while wife Ginger Watkins was injured.
Keaton Hannah wept in court Thursday, as Ginger Watkins expressed her grief on the stand. It was her chance to confront the now 19-year-old.
While prosecutors requested Hannah serve 30 years in prison with an additional 20 on probation, the judge sentenced him to 20 years. The judge said he hoped Hannah will share his story with young people after serving his time.
Ginger Watkins left the courtroom in tears.
“Honestly I don’t think it is enough,” she said. “Because he took my husband and my son. My son was only seven months and 17 days old. And this 18-year-old gets away with it basically. That’s not enough. My son didn’t even make it to his first birthday.”
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Ernestine Rebecca Robertson
A Porter woman was jailed Wednesday on multiple charges related to a drunken driving crash that led to three deaths.
Ernestine Rebecca Robertson, 44, was arrested on three counts of first-degree manslaughter and two counts of DUI with great bodily injury.
Court records show that charges were filed Tuesday against Robertson in Wagoner County District Court, along with a warrant for her arrest.
The crash occurred about 1 a.m. Nov. 11 near Oklahoma 51-B and East 181st Street South in Wagoner County, about two miles south of Coweta.
Killed in the crash were Heather Cheatham, 23, of Tulsa; Robbie Robertson, 26, of Coweta; and Marshall Carter, 26, of Coweta. All three were passengers in the vehicle driven by Robertson, according to an affidavit for an arrest warrant filed Tuesday by Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
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