One person killed after wrong-way crash in Oklahoma City
OKLAHOMA CITY – One person was killed after a wrong-way crash in Oklahoma City.
Around 3:12 a.m., authorities say 27-year-old Gerardo Cedra Jr. was driving his 2003 GMC pickup the wrong way on I-240 eastbound and crashed into 36-year-old Rickey E. Smith Jr., who was driving a 2015 Honda Accord.
Officials say Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.
Cedra was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers believe Cedra may have been under the influence of alcohol.
Officials say Cedra was taken into custody, but has not yet been booked into the Oklahoma County Jail.
While crews worked to clear the scene, a police car that was blocking off part of the accident was hit by another car.
The officer was transported to a local hospital where he is expected to be ok.