Update: Police identify man killed in Norman motorcycle collision
Update 7/16 – Police have identified the man killed in a motorcycle collision in Norman.
Tuesday afternoon emergency crews responded to an injury collision on East State Highway 9.
A preliminary investigation indicated Billy Becknell, 59, was driving a truck pulling a trailer when he pulled into the left lane and prepared to turn.
Becknell stopped or slowed to wait for other traffic to clear.
Thomas Cotrone, 36, was driving a Yamaha motorcycle and entered the same turn lane.
Cotrone made contact with the rear of the pickup’s trailer and was transported to the hospital where he later passed away as a result of his injuries.
Officials say Cotrone is a former Norman Police Officer.
He was wearing his helmet at the time of the collision.
Police say it does not appear any criminal charges will be requested.
NORMAN, Okla. – Drivers in Cleveland County may be forced to take a detour after a deadly accident shut down a busy roadway.
On Tuesday afternoon, authorities were called to Hwy 9, near S.E. 108th St., after a motorcycle was involved in an accident along the highway.
Initial reports say the accident claimed the life of one person.
Norman police have closed down Hwy 9 near that intersection and are detouring drivers away from the scene.
At this time, the victim’s identity is not being released.