Still waiting for charges in fatal wrong way crash on turnpike

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OKLAHOMA CITY –Andre Romero has a vivid memory of Easter evening.

“It was pretty heartbreaking,” said Romero.

He was leaving his bartending shift at P.F. Chang’s at Penn and Memorial.

“I had actually just left work and walked to my car and I saw the truck kind of parked on the bumper of my coworker’s car,” said Romero.

The truck that hit the car was being driven by Kelly Corn, a 44-year-old man from Edmond.

Romero says his coworker knocked on the window of the truck.

Corn denied hitting it and drove off.

But that’s when it turned even worse.

Corn drove up the Penn off ramp, driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of the turnpike.

“When I saw him turn up the ramp, it was kind of disbelief,” said Romero.

Corn made it about a mile before slamming head on into a car with a mom and two kids inside.

6-year-old Saxton Watley died on the scene.

His mom, Shavon McNack-Watley and his brother, Stephen, were critically injured.

A trooper on the scene originally believed the Corn was intoxicated.

However, more than two weeks later, Corn has not been charged with anything.

“He was in the hospital for a while and he has since been released to a rehab center,” said Captain Paul Timmons with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials say Corn’s blood sample has been sent to the OSBI for testing, but it can take several weeks.

“Until we get the results back from their lab, you know we are just kind of in a hold mode or hold pattern until we get those results back,” said Capt. Timmons.

That evening, Romero had driven on the turnpike, the correct way, to see where Corn went.

He drove up on the horrible crash scene.

“There was one officer and he was giving CPR to I’m assuming the deceased child,” said Romero.  “I was right there the whole time.  It was pretty rough.”

Romero says he’s anxious to see charges filed.

“I feel like justice should be brought especially when it involves children,” said Romero.

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