Warrant issued for driver in January motorcycle death

Ponca City Now - August 25, 2015 9:02 am

A misdemeanor warrant was issued in Kay County District Court on Monday for Heron Jesus Ramirez in connection with a fatal accident in January.

Bond on the warrant was endorsed at $5,000.

Ramirez, of Marland, has been charged with negligent homicide — motor vehicle in connection with the January death of Joleen Wilson, 25, of Ponca City on Jan. 22, 2015. The collision occurred on North Avenue about a half mile east of S Street.

Wilson was riding a 2015 motorcycle and her nephew was a passenger. Ramirez was driving a pickup truck.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol report on the accident, both vehicles were eastbound. Wilson was in front of Ramirez and attempted to turn left. Ramirez was traveling at 65 mph and attempted to pass Wilson as she was turning, striking her motorcycle. As a result of the collision, Wilson died within a few days. Her nephew has survived.

As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, Ramirez had not been arrested.


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