Driver arrested after wrong-way crash along I-40

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) — A driver is facing a DUI charge after traveling the wrong way on I-40, causing an accident and running from the scene. 

“Craziest thing I’ve ever seen,” Dominique Chester told KFOR.  

Chester is talking about what he witnessed on I-40 near the Council exit around 3 a.m. on Tuesday morning. 

“Seen the truck flip, seen the car scramble about there. I stopped my box truck, got out, made sure everyone was okay,” Chester said. 

The driver of that truck has been identified by OHP as 32-year-old Coleman Mcilvain. 

According to OHP troopers, Mcilvain was traveling eastbound in the westbound lane of the interstate when he hit a vehicle head-on and flipped twice, losing two tires in the process. 

“He got out of the car. He was barreling over, trying to catch his breath,” Chester said. 

Chester told KFOR he then chased after Mcilvain who was attempting to run from the scene. 

“I believe he was intoxicated. The way I was chasing him and running after him, the way he was falling and stuff, he seemed very intoxicated to me,” he said. 

Oklahoma City officers and OHP troopers later tracked Mcilvain down in a nearby field and arrested him for suspicion of DUI. 

Mcilvain has a long list of prior charges and convictions including embezzlement, kidnapping, and assault with a deadly weapon. 

He is currently on active ODOC probation for a kidnapping conviction out of Osage County. 

“I seen some crazy stuff. I don’t think I’ve seen, the wrecks that I’ve seen hasn’t really been this crazy. People pass away from this type of impact,” Chester said. 

Thankfully in this case, no lives were lost and there were no injuries. 

“Just to see him, these people walk away from a head-on collision, that’s unbelievable,” Chester said. 

Mcilvain was booked into the Oklahoma County jail on one count of DUI and one count of leaving the scene of a motor collision. 

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