6-year-old killed in head-on collision on Kilpatrick Turnpike

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- New details have surfaced about the death of a 6-year-old boy who was killed in a wrong way crash on the Kilpatrick Turnpike.

Saxton Wadley, his 9-year-old brother Stephen, and their mother Shavon McNack were traveling on the Kilpatrick Turnpike near the Western exit when they were hit head-on by a man who police say was allegedly under the influence.

Oklahoma State Trooper Lieutenant John Vincent says Kelly Corn was allegedly driving the truck that took little Saxton's life.

"The individual, for whatever reason, was going the wrong way on the Kilpatrick Turnpike," Vincent said.

The driver was going the wrong way down the access road towards the off ramp, where four signs warn drivers of which way traffic flows.

But Vincent said the trooper on the scene "believed he [the driver] was intoxicated," leaving him unaware of which way he was traveling.

Keith Swezey knows the heart-wrenching feeling of losing a loved one to an alcohol-related accident.

Six years ago on a Saturday, Keith's daughter, Erin Swezey was killed in a head-on collision with a drunk driver just miles down the Kilpatrick from where Saxton was killed.

"He just ran straight into her at about 100 miles per hour," Swezey said.

He says it's something he lives with every day.

"I cant say that it will get better, but you will get used to it. It's going to live with you for the rest of your life," Swezey said

But he does have a message of hope for Saxton's family.

"If you can do anything to help others in this situation, do it. Because you can't bring back the child that you lost, but you can help others," Swezey said.

If you, or someone you know, encountered the driver who was going the wrong way on - or before he got on - the Kilpatrick Turnpike that night, Oklahoma Highway Patrol is asking you to please call 1-866-647-8477 (OHPTIPS).

 

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