Police: Pickup truck driver arrested following deadly wreck in Edmond

EDMOND, Okla. – Authorities in Edmond say a man is dead following a wreck along a busy street.

Around 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, emergency crews were called to an injury crash along Edmond Rd., near Fretz.

Investigators learned that a man on a moped was hit by a pickup truck that was changing lanes. The driver of the moped, 61-year-old James Thompson, was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Thompson was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Officials say the driver of the pickup, 30-year-old Juan Cruces-Landeros, did not have a valid driver’s license. Cruces-Landeros was arrested at the scene on a complaint of Driving without Valid Driver’s License and Causing Accident without Valid Driver’s License which Resulted in Death, a felony.

According to police, Edmond Rd. between Fretz and Walnut was closed due to the accident.

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