Driver faces manslaughter charge after deadly Ardmore crash
ARDMORE, Okla. (KTEN) — One driver was killed and another was arrested for manslaughter following a Friday morning head-on crash on the east side of Ardmore.
Police said the accident happened shortly after 11 a.m. near a railroad underpass in the 600 block of Sam Noble Parkway.
One driver, identified only as a 36-year-old woman, was trapped in the wreckage and died at the scene. A juvenile male passenger suffered internal injuries in the impact and was later transferred to a hospital in Texas for treatment.
"The driver of the other vehicle did not seek medical attention, but was taken to Mercy Hospital for a mandatory blood withdraw," said Ardmore police Capt. Claude Henry in a written statement.
That driver, identified as 59-year-old Gary Jay Bean of Mannsville, Oklahoma, was later arrested on charges of first degree manslaughter and two counts of driving under the influence.
Bean's passenger, a 56-year-old woman, suffered critical internal injuries and was transferred to a Texas hospital.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is assisting in the investigation.
A woman died in a head-on crash in the 600 block of Sam Noble Parkway in Ardmore. (Google Maps)