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

Modified Date: 
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:14am
Accident Date: 
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

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