Oklahoma trooper struck by patrolman’s vehicle dies

The Associated Press - July 25, 2017 9:47 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a trooper who was struck by another trooper’s patrol car during a chase has died.

OHP Chief Ricky Adams said on his twitter account and Facebook that 43-year-old Lt. D. Heath Meyer died Monday night.

The OHP says Meyer was injured July 14 after putting down strips of spikes along Interstate 35 in Moore in an attempt to stop a fleeing vehicle. The OHP says the driver of the fleeing vehicle avoided the spikes and that two other troopers chasing the driver tried to avoid the strips, but collided and one of the troopers’ vehicles hit Meyer.

The driver of the fleeing vehicle was later arrested, however court records do not indicate that formal charges have been filed.

 

 

Latest Stories

Preliminary Hearing Set For Driver Accused Of Killing Edmond Officer

A preliminary hearing conference for the driver accused of killing Edmond Police Sergeant C.J. Nelson is set...

First Associated Press Poll Of 2022 Places OU, OSU Within Its Top 25

OKLAHOMA CITY –  The Associated Press released its preseason poll for the upcoming 2022 college football season Monday,...

NOC Hosting Support Event for Concurrent Ponca City High School Students

NOC’s Rick Edgington, ED.D will be at the University Center in Ponca City on Thursday, August...