BETHANY — A man accused of causing a fatal fiery wreck told police that he had taken methadone earlier that day.
Wesley Kyle Early, 28, was arrested Monday on a manslaughter complaint. He has not been charged.
About 4:15 p.m. Monday, a wreck involving a pickup, the U-Haul truck Early was driving and three other vehicles near NW 28 and N Rockwell Avenue was reported in Bethany.
Early, who was southbound, apparently went left of center and crashed into the northbound vehicles, according to the probable cause affidavit.
A man, who was trapped in a pickup over a ruptured gas line that caught fire, died.
Early had red, watery, bloodshot eyes and slow, raspy slurred speech, according to the affidavit. He also was unsteady on his feet and made very slow movements, the affidavit states.
He told police that he had taken methadone, a synthetic painkiller, prior to the crash, according to the probable cause affidavit.
Early agreed to a blood test, but the results were not included in the affidavit.
Early was released on $10,000 bail early Thursday, jailers said.