A two car crash just outside of Newcastle’s city limits resulted in one fatality, according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP).
According to reports from OHP, the wreck happened around 8:45 p.m. Thursday, July 30 on the H.E. Bailey Turnpike at mile marker 102.5 in the eastbound lane, just under a mile from Newcastle in McClain County.
Reports show the cars included a 2015 Ford Fusion driven by a 17-year-old juvenile from Comanche, who was not injured. The car also contained a 16-year-old juvenile, of Comanche, as a passenger who was not injured.
The second car was a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Dustin D. Joyner (SIC), 39, of Chickasha. He also had passenger Darrell E. Hickman (SIC), 42, of Chickasha.
Reports show both vehicle one and vehicle two traveled eastbound on the H.E. Bailey Turnpike. Vehicle one “struck” vehicle two “in the rear” causing the second vehicle to “overturn an unknown amount of times before coming to rest on its wheels.” The report states both the driver and passenger of the second vehicle were ejected “for an unknown distance.”
McClain Grady EMS transported Joyner to OU Medical Center where he was admitted in critical condition with head injuries. Hickman, however, was pronounced dead at the scene “due to massive injuries sustained in the collision” according to McClain Grady EMS. He was transported by Alpha and Omega Mortuary Service to the Medical Examiner’s Office.
The cause of the collision is pending investigation, according to OHP.
OHP received assistance from Newcastle Police Department, Newcastle Fire Department, McClain Grady EMS, Chickasaw Nation Lighthorse Police Department, Alpha & Omega Mortuary Services, Oklahoma Medical Examiners Office and Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.