Suspected drunk driver arrested after being involved in fatal Oklahoma City crash

Posted on Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 at 7:43 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City police have one suspect in custody in connection to a fatal crash southwest of downtown Sunday.

According to News 9, the collision occurred near the intersection of Southwest 29th Street and Villa Avenue. Police were in pursuit of a vehicle driven by 41-year-old Randy Sproles when Sproles ran a stop sign and was struck by a pickup truck driven by 20-year-old Jose Medrano-Carrillo.

Sproles was killed as a result of the crash and his 19-year-old passenger was transported to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Medrano-Carrillo was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Witnesses say they spotted him racing just a few moments before the crash occurred. Officers also spotted open containers in his truck as well as visible signs of intoxication.

Upon his release from the hospital, Medrano-Carrillo was arrested on charges of first-degree manslaughter, driving without a state license, and DUI.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma car accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

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