Two killed, three injured after early morning collision in northwest Oklahoma City
Police say Colorado man to be charged with two counts of second-degree murder after driving his pickup into an SUV at speeds in excess of 100 mph near NW 10 and County Line Road in Oklahoma City.
A Colorado man will be charged with second-degree murder after he barreled his pickup into an SUV carrying two Oklahoma City residents early Saturday.
Eric Christopher Bowman, 24, remains hospitalized but in custody after police found him in a field shortly after the accident, which occurred around 1:30 a.m. at NW 10 and County Line Road.
Investigators said Bowman was the driver of a truck that was going more than 100 mph when it collided with an SUV that was pulling out of a 7-Eleven parking lot at the intersection.
Oklahoma City residents Joshua Aaron Wright, 35, and his soon-to-be mother-in-law, Tammy Louise Long, 42, were killed immediately upon impact, said Lt. Kevin Parton of Oklahoma City Police Department.
Two passengers in Bowman's pickup were also hospitalized, Parton said.
The crash sent the SUV smashing into a traffic light pole, which fell and clipped the valve of a high pressure gas line, sending natural gas spewing into the air, Parton said. A work crew with Oklahoma Natural Gas was able to put a temporary fix on the line, but gas remains off for several residencies and businesses in the area, he said.
“They had to close everything off quite a while while they repaired the gas line, and after they could close the gas line then they could come in and remove the deceased and work the wreck,” he said.
Parton said Bowman will be charged with two counts of second-degree murder, leaving the scene of a collision involving death, driving under revocation, reckless driving and speeding in excess of 25 mph over the posted limit.
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