OKLAHOMA CITY – A man who was allegedly driving under the influence crashed into another vehicle on the Kilpatrick Turnpike Sunday night, killing one 6-year-old boy.
Police say 44-year-old Kelly Corn was driving the wrong way on the Kilpatrick Turnpike near Western when he crashed head-on into 34-year-old Shavon McNack’s car.
McNack had two children in the car with her at the time of the collision, a 6-year-old boy and a 9-year-old boy.
The 6-year-old boy, Saxton Watley, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials say McNack and the 9-year-old boy were both transported to OU Medical Center in critical condition.
An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper says Corn was driving under the influence of medication.
Corn was also transported to OU Medical. He is listed in fair condition.
Edmond Public Schools announced that Watley was a student at Angie Debo Elementary School.
He was a kindergartner, while his brother is a third-grader at the school.
“We are heartbroken to learn of this student’s death and our hearts go out to the Watley family. We are devastated for them and are keeping them in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time,” the district said in a statement.
Officials say additional counselors have been at the school to provide support to staff members.