Durant man arrested for murder in fatal road rage crash

Published: Sep. 30, 2023 at 10:45 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 2, 2023 at 8:23 AM CDT
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DURANT, Okla. (KXII) - A Durant man has been charged with murder after a crash killed a man in Bryan County.

News 12 first reported the crash last week.

Oklahoma troopers stated Jason Waller was driving a 2004 white Cadillac eastbound on Highway 70 during heavy rain.

A 2nd Degree Murder charge was filed Friday on 62-year-old Herbert Burnett, or “Frankie,” when the OHP Traffic Homicide Unit determined a red Ford F150 was involved in a road rage type incident with the Cadillac.

Court documents state Burnett was chasing Waller’s car when the crash happened, allegedly trying to hit Waller during the rainstorm.

Documents go on to accuse Burnett of causing Waller’s death by allegedly committing assault and battery with his vehicle.

Investigators seized Burnett’s truck that he was driving... and are currently looking for another vehicle for questioning, that is a maroon older model Ford with a silver/chrome along the base of the doors, a metal tool box and a chrome front bumper guard. This vehicle is believed to be associated with the Mead/Silo area of Bryan County.

Investigators area also seeking witnesses who may have information about this collision or have spoken with Burnett after this collision.

They can be reached at the OHP office in Durant, OK at 580-924-2601.