Ronald Banton killed in car crash, Dustin Hall, driver of other vehicle, arrested for DUI

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Oklahoma City police said a crash that killed a father of four young children was caused by a man who was high on drugs.

Oklahoma City police said Dustin Hall, 31, caused a crash Monday night near NE 10th and N. Standish.

According to officers, Hall was high on drugs and admitted to looking down at his phone.

Ronald Banton, 27, was killed in the crash. His 5-year-old son JaeRon was in the car with him but was not hurt.

Hall was arrested and police said he could be charged with second-degree murder.

People Involved: 
Dustin Hall
Ronald Banton
JaeRon Banton

Leave a Comment

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.


More reports from our archive:

Sunday, December 8, 2013

A man was arrested Monday after another man was killed in a northeast Oklahoma City traffic accident, police reported.

Dustin Shane Hall, 31, was arrested on complaints of driving under the influence of drugs and causing a fatality accident and being without a state driver's license, police said.

Ronald Banton, 27, was driving about 11:30 a.m. eastbound on NE 10 near Standish Avenue, when he stopped to turn left.

Hall was driving behind Banton and looked down. When he looked back up, he crashed into Banton's car.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Oklahoma City police are looking for a driver they say was involved in a hit-and-run accident with a MetroTransit bus.

Officers say the crash occurred near North Classen Boulevard and Northwest 10th Street. Authorities say they are looking for a white truck that fled the scene.

No injuries were reported.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Oklahoma City police are at the scene of an accident on Interstate 40 Friday morning.

According to officers, a tractor-trailer and car collided on the south side of the Rockwell bridge. Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers say the driver of the tractor-trailer fell asleep and caused the collision.

The driver of the car was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the semi was not injured.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A woman died Thursday afternoon in a southwest Oklahoma City traffic accident, Oklahoma City police reported.

Police were called to a single-vehicle accident about 12:15 p.m. near SW 119 and Interstate 44, a police Sgt. said.

Officers at the scene said the driver of a pickup lost control, crossed over the service road and drove through a barbed wire fence, Wardlow said.

The driver's name was not released Thursday.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation, police said.

Friday, April 25, 2014

The victim of a car crash in Westport last weekend has been identified as a 16-year-old high school sophomore and the daughter of a local pastor.

Police say Erika Hall was pronounced dead at the scene of the single-vehicle crash late Saturday night.

Hall was a rear seat passenger in a car driven by a 16-year-old boy that struck a utility pole and flipped over. She was not wearing a belt and was ejected. The driver and two 18-year-old male passengers were injured.

The crash remains under investigation and no charges have been filed.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Oklahoma City police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that killed the driver Thursday morning.

Officers say the crash occurred at Interstate 44 and Lake Hefner Parkway.

Police say the northbound ramp of Lake Hefner Parkway from I-44 has been reopened.

The crash in under investigation, but authorities are not releasing any information about the identity of the female driver killed in the crash.