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OKLAHOMA CITY - The former CEO of Chesapeake Aubrey McClendon was killed in a fiery car crash Wednesday morning.

Police say McClendon was traveling at a "high rate of speed," down Midwest Blvd., near Memorial Road when he crashed head on into an embankment under the overpass.

"He pretty much drove straight into the wall," Balderrama said. "The information out there at the scene is that he went left of center, went through a grassy area right before colliding into the embankment. There was plenty of opportunity for him to correct and get back on the roadway and that didn't occur."

On Thursday, the Oklahoma City Police Department released multiple 911 calls from witnesses who reported seeing McClendon's vehicle on fire.

FIRST 911 CALL

Dispatcher: Oklahoma City 911

Caller: Yeah, I just saw somebody have an accident on Memorial Road and Midwest Blvd. just south of the intersection.

Dispatcher: Memorial and Midwest just south? Do you know if there are injuries?

Caller: I don't know, I just saw it from about a quarter-mile away. I haven't driven up on it yet.  I am about to go do that..... It looked pretty bad, I'm gonna drive up on it now.  It looks like an SUV, kind of a dark color SUV, black.

Dispatcher: Black SUV. What's the other vehicle?

Caller: It was a single vehicle accident. It looks like they just hit the side... it looks like a Tahoe and it looks pretty rough. The accident looks pretty bad.  It looks like they hit the side of - do you know where the turnpike crosses over Midwest Blvd?- it looks like they hit that. The car looks like it might be on fire.  

Dispatcher: Did they hit a barrier or what?

Caller: They went under the... there's an underpass on Midwest Blvd. that goes under the turnpike.  It looks like they swerved and hit that.

Dispatcher: Let me know if you are able to tell how many people might be inside. What's your name?

Caller: My name is ---------.

Dispatcher: You think the car is on fire?

Caller: Yeah, I do see the car is on fire.

Dispatcher: Ok, we got a lot of help that way.

Caller: Ok, you might definitely want to send an ambulance and a fire truck as well.

Dispatcher: Yeah, they are on the way.  If you find out that maybe there are several injured, like needing more than one ambulance, call us right back, ok? And pull your vehicle safely out of the way, right?

Caller: Yeah, I'm off the side of the road.

Dispatcher: Ok, thank you.

CALL ENDS

Aubrey McClendon was killed in a fiery car crash March 2.

Aubrey McClendon was killed in a fiery car crash March 2.

SECOND 911 CALL

Dispatcher: Oklahoma City 911

Caller: Hey, I'm driving right now. There is a very serious accident at Midwest Blvd. and Memorial underneath the bridge.... there is a Tahoe that is completely impacted within... the cab is completely crushed.

Dispatcher: Oh my goodness, Ok. Under the turnpike?

Caller: Yeah, the vehicle is on fire.

Dispatcher: Ok, so the Tahoe is on fire?

Caller: Yeah. There are two guys running up to the car right now.

Dispatcher: Ok, we will get it reported. Are you guys involved? 

Caller: No, we just pulled on to it.

Dispatcher: Does it look like anybody is in that car?

Caller: We can't tell, there looks like there is either a nurse or a doctor here. The fire is really escalating.

Dispatcher: Ok, we will get it reported. Thank you.

CALL ENDS

Dispatcher calls the fire department

 

Aubrey McClendon's Chevy Tahoe caught fire after running into an overpass embankment.

Aubrey McClendon's Chevy Tahoe caught fire after running into an overpass embankment.

THIRD 911 CALL

Dispatcher: Oklahoma City 911

Caller: Yeah, hey, I'm calling to report an accident.  Somebody has probably already called, but it's on Midwest Blvd. like right under the Kilpatrick Turnpike between 122nd and Memorial.  A car is on fire. It looks like there is about four cars involved. I was just driving down the road and I could see it and there is no emergency vehicles here yet.

Dispatcher: Ok, let me check. Is it on the Kilpatrick Turnpike? 

Caller: No, it's on Midwest Blvd., like under the overpass. 

Dispatcher: Ok, doesn't look like we have it. Is it on 122nd and Midwest Blvd?

Caller: No, it's on Midwest Blvd. between 122nd and Memorial, where the Kilpatrick Turnpike goes over Midwest Blvd. Under the overpass.

Dispatcher: And it's an accident and the vehicle is on fire?

Caller: Yes, it's like bursting into flames right now.

Dispatcher: What kind of car is it? Can you tell?

Caller: It's some sort of SUV like a blazer kind of thing. I can't see it now.  It's like complete smoke under the overpass. There are people standing up there by the vehicle, which doesn't seem very smart to me. It looks like the truck hit the overpass.

Dispatcher: Alright, we've got help on the way.

CALL ENDS

 

Crews clear the scene of the fatal accident.

Crews clear the scene of the fatal accident.

FOURTH 911 CALL

Dispatcher: Oklahoma City 911

Caller: Yeah, just before mile marker 138 on the northwest bound direction, on I-44, the turnpike at a bridge there, there is a bunch of black smoke coming out from underneath it. I didn't see anything on fire.

Dispatcher: There is a car accident down that way where the car is on fire.

Caller: Oh wow, ok.  I didn't see anything down there.

Dispatcher: Ok, thank you.

CALL ENDS

Shortly after the accident, a cross was placed at the scene where McClendon crashed his vehicle.

Shortly after the accident, a cross was placed at the scene where McClendon crashed his vehicle.

FIFTH 911 CALL

Dispatcher: Oklahoma City 911

Caller: Hi, yes, I'm at Midwest and Memorial and I just heard a big bang and now there is smoke coming out, something is on fire.

Dispatcher: Yes, there is an accident there. Is the fire department not on the scene?

Caller: I don't see any lights or anything.

Dispatcher: On Memorial and Midwest Blvd? Is that right?

Caller: Yes, ok wait, I hear sirens.

Dispatcher: Yeah, they're coming.

Caller: Ok, thank you, bye.

CALL ENDS

Dispatcher calls fire department.

The crash occurred less than 24 hours after McClendon was indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiring to rig bids for the purchase of oil and natural gas leases in northwest Oklahoma.