Oklahoma man charged following 2017 crash that killed teen

COVINGTON, Okla. – Authorities say a man who was behind the wheel in a deadly crash with a freight train is now facing charges.

In August of 2017, officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol say 36-year-old Anthony Kegin was driving near Fairmont when he failed to yield to an eastbound train at the railroad crossing.

Investigators say Kegin was rushed to a hospital in critical condition, but his 17-year-old passenger wasn’t so lucky.

Family and friends told News 4 that 17-year-old Trevor Navratil died at the scene from his injuries.

“You would just walk into class, and he would have just a big smile on his face,” Gavin Smith, the Covington-Douglas quarterback, told News 4 in 2017. “He would start talking crap all the time. He was the one to make you smile and happy if you were down.”

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More than two years after the crash, Kegin is now facing charges.

According to online court records, Kegin has been charged with one count of first-degree manslaughter in connection to the case.

He is currently being held without bond.

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