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Oklahoma man wanted for 3 counts of 2nd-degree murder finally arrested after months on the run

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David Blair mug shot, Oklahoma County Jail

David Blair mug shot, Oklahoma County Jail

OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Okla. – An Oklahoma man who is accused of three counts of second-degree murder and has been on the run since April has finally been arrested.

On April 17, 2016, authorities say David Steven Blair, 35, was driving north on I-35 near Covell at a high rate of speed, when he crossed the center barrier, pushing through the protective cables and heading the wrong way in the southbound lanes.

Blair’s car clipped a 2016 Honda Pilot before striking a Chrysler minivan head on.

Double fatality accident on I-35 near Covell

Double fatality accident on I-35 near Covell

The two people in the mini-van, 43-year-old Philip John Hess and a two-year-old girl, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Blair and his passenger were transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

The passenger later passed away, officials said.

Authroities said Blair had drugs in his system at the time of the deadly crash.

Blair has been on the run since his release from the hospital, officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.

David Steven Blair II

David Steven Blair II

Late Tuesday night, authorities were able to track down Blair’s whereabouts.

He was found inside a Midwest City apartment near 10th and Air Depot.

Officials say the fugitive surrendered to police without incident.

He was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail where he faces three counts of second-degree murder.

OHP Troopers arrest David Blair who is charged with three counts of second-degree murder. Photo Credit: OHP

OHP Troopers arrest David Blair who is charged with three counts of second-degree murder. Photo Credit: OHP