One arrested, OHP asking for public’s help regarding crash that left trooper in critical condition

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MOORE, Okla. - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is asking for the public's help regarding a crash that left a trooper in critical condition.

Friday night, an OHP Trooper, who was assisting in a pursuit on I-35 just north of 27th Street, was struck by a vehicle as he was putting out stop sticks on the interstate.

The trooper was identified as Lt. Heath Meyer, and he is currently in critical condition.

Lt. Heath Meyer

OHP is asking for help in locating witnesses who observed the pursuit as it traveled from Tecumseh Road in Norman, north on Interstate 35 to Interstate 240 and then eastbound to Pole Road in Oklahoma City.

The driver, 28-year-old Dangelo Ladon Burgess, was arrested and faces several felony charges, including eluding an officer and causing great bodily injury while unlicensed.

Dangelo Ladon Burgess

Troopers would also like to interview Sonny Ramirez, 39, of Oklahoma City. They believe Ramirez may have critical information regarding the incident.

Sonny Ramirez

OHP said another crash occurred in northwest Oklahoma City when a trooper and another driver collided at Memorial and Rockwell. That trooper was on his way to the scene in south Oklahoma City.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma City police said a crash occurred at S.W. 59th and Santa Fe. Police said an officer and another driver collided at that intersection. That officer was also on his way to the scene in south Oklahoma City.

If you know anything, you can contact the OHP Traffic Homicide Investigators by email at or call 866-OHP-TIPS.

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