Driver arrested for manslaughter, DUI in fatal Ardmore crash

Published: Jul. 15, 2022 at 3:50 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 15, 2022 at 4:58 PM CDT
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ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) - A Mannsville man has been arrested for causing a crash that killed one woman and left two others critically injured in Ardmore Friday morning.

Police said just after 11 a.m. Gary Jay Bean, 59, was travelling east in the 600 block of Sam Noble Parkway when he veered left of center and struck an oncoming vehicle.

Officers found a 36-year-old woman driver pinned inside that vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

A boy passenger in the front seat of that vehicle was taken to a Texas hospital in critical condition.

The lone passenger in Bean’s vehicle, a 56-year-old woman, was also taken to a Texas hospital in critical condition, police said.

Bean was arrested for first degree manslaughter and two counts of driving under the influence causing great bodily injury.

Ardmore Police and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol are investigating the crash.

Names of the woman killed or the two people injured have not yet been released.

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