Victims identified in deadly head-on crash in Norman

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NORMAN, Okla. – A head-on crash in Norman killed four people late Monday night.

Officers with the Norman Police Department were called to an accident on the bridge in the 15600 block of Hwy 9 around 11:20 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found two vehicles had collided near the Thunderbird Casino.

Investigators believe a Ford van was traveling eastbound on Hwy 9 when it crossed the center line and collided with a Jeep Grand Cherokee that was headed westbound.

The driver of the van, 59-year-old Jeffry Pletcher, and two passengers, 34-year-old Melissa Thomas and one other victim who is still being identified, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say the driver of the Jeep, 60-year-old James Keithley, was also pronounced dead at the scene.