Ronald Banton killed in car crash, Dustin Hall, driver of other vehicle, arrested for DUI
Ronald Banton was father of four young children.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
William Conner Hall, 14, was killed after his ATV ran into a tractor in Dubois County on Sunday. The teen was driving an ATV with three other boys on County Road 850 W when Hall collided with the front of a tractor driven by Mike Hillsmeyer. Hall was taken to Jasper Memorial Hospital where he later died. A passenger on Hall’s ATV was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Officials said Hall was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The Harrison County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that the driver of the coal truck has died after that the truck somehow rolled and caught fire. Officials say the coal truck was empty at the time of the accident, and as of now they're unsure who the owner of the company is.
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.