UPDATE: Driver was impaired during crash that killed Edmond officer
Posted on Wednesday, July 27th, 2022 at 12:57 am
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — A 54-year-old driver was found to have been impaired last Tuesday, July 19, during a crash that killed a motorcycle officer in Edmond, reports FOX25.
The fatal wreck occurred at the intersection of Broadway Extension and Comfort Drive, at about 3:00 p.m.
An early investigation shows the suspect was driving a utility truck when he crashed into a group of vehicles at a red light.
A 38-year-old Edmond police officer, who was on a marked motorcycle among those vehicles, suffered serious injuries in the collision. He was rushed to OU Medical Center where he later died.
No other injuries were reported.
The suspect told a responding officer he was fatigued and driving too fast to stop his truck in time.
Officials said preliminary blood tests indicate amphetamine and methamphetamine were present in the suspect’s system at the time of the crash. Other results are still pending.
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.