Pedestrian killed in Oklahoma City accident

Ponca City Now - January 3, 2020 12:52 pm

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports a pedestrian was killed in an accident about 9 a.m. Friday on Interstate 40 eastbound 3/10th miles east of Rockwell Avenue in Oklahoma City.

Mark A. Stauffer, 56, of Oklahoma City, was pronounced dead by EMSA at the scene due to massive injuries. His body was transported by the Medical Examiner to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Oklahoma City.

A 2018 Kenworth Tractor Trailer driven by Kevin G. Dees, 55, of Bethany, Oklahoma, and a second unknown vehicle were involved. The second vehicle left the scene.

Both vehicles were traveling eastbound on Interstate 40. As the tractor trailer approached the pedestrian, he ran into its path. The driver, Dees, took evasive action, swerving to the right. The pedestrian, Stauffer, jumped in front of the tractor trailer and was struck with right front fender, which caused Stauffer to roll into the roadway. He was then struck by the second vehicle.

The Highway Patrol determined the collision was caused by an intentional act on Stauffer’s part. The Patrol’s investigation continues.



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