“Was the drinking worth it?” Family heartbroken, angry after loved ones killed by suspected drunk driver

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

OKLAHOMA CITY - Three people, including a 22-month-old child, lost their lives after they were hit by a suspected drunk driver in northwest Oklahoma City Monday night.

The victims' family are heartbroken after hearing about the tragic news.

"Oh my God, my precious son,” said Jan Fields.

Jan and Cliff Fields lost their son Jason, his girlfriend Shannon, and their 22-month-old granddaughter Ruby Michele in the deadly car crash.

"We came to the hospital praying it wasn't our kids," said Jan.

Jan and Cliff smiled as they remembered their vibrant grandchild, Ruby.

"She had my hair, her daddy's nose, she had my heart, she was a beautiful little girl," said Jan.

"She was ornery but she was so smart," said Cliff Fields.

The Fields say they are angry after finding out an alleged drunk driver is responsible for the death of their loved ones.

"If you kill somebody, that's murder. Involuntary manslaughter, whatever they want to call, I call it murder," said Cliff.

Police say Jason Fields, Shannon West and their daughter Ruby were driving west down Reno when they were t-boned by Demetrius Price's vehicle near the Rockwell intersection.

Shannon West died at the scene and Jason Fields and little Ruby both passed away at the hospital.

Police say the suspected drunk driver, 22-year-old Demetrius Price, sustained no injuries in the crash.

He is now behind bars, facing charges for manslaughter, driving under the influence, and driving without a license.

A background check shows Price has a long history with police involving drugs, burglary and larceny.

"No matter what happens to him, it's not going to bring them back, there's never going to be justice," said Cliff.

"Demetrius, I hope you had a really good time last night because you just ruined our lives. Was the drinking worth it?" said Jan. "I will never have my son, his girlfriend or granddaughter again."


Report a typo

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.