Fatality collision in Payne County
Team Radio Marketing Group - March 31, 2019 10:37 am
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported a fatality collision occurred about 2:57 a.m. Sunday on McElroy, about one-tenth of a mile west of Fairgrounds road, which is approximately 1.4 miles east of Stillwater, OK in Payne County.
The patrol said the accident involved a 2008 Ford Mustang driven by David Martin Herring II, 27, of Stillwater, OK. Herring was pronounced dead at the scene from total body injuries, by LifeNet Paramedics.
The Highway Patrol’s report stated that Herring’s vehicle was travelling westbound on McElroy at a high rate of speed. For an unknown reason, the vehicle departed the roadway to the right and struck an embankment. The vehicle then went into a broad slide and rolled 1.5 times. Herring was ejected approximately 63 feet from the area of impact. Seatbelts were equipped in the vehicle, but were not in use. Airbags were equipped and deployed. The condition of the driver at the time of the accident is still under investigation. The cause of the collision is attributed to unsafe speed.
Investigated by Trooper Harper #239 of the Payne County detachment of Troop K. Assisted by Trooper Langston #609, Payne County Sheriff Department, and LifeNet.
This report is based upon the trooper’s investigation of this collision. It may contain the opinion of the trooper.