12-24-05 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) One person is dead and two others are in critical condition following a collision during a high-speed race on busy Interstate 40.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol identified the victim as 17-year-old Tyler Ford of Quinton, a passenger in one of the cars.
Troopers say the collision occurred about 5 p.m. yesterday. Norwood says two Ford Mustangs were racing at more than 100 miles per hour when one lost control, crossed the median and struck a sport utility vehicle head-on. The Mustang was ripped in half and caught fire.
Ford and the driver of the Mustang he was in, 17-year-old Billy Long of Ada, were ejected. Long was listed in critical condition at the OU Medical Center.
The driver of the other vehicle, 35-year-old David Whiteman of Tecumseh, was also in critical condition.