Sulphur man killed in high speed I-35 crash

Published: Nov. 17, 2023 at 10:19 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 17, 2023 at 1:04 PM CST
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ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) - A Sulphur man was killed in a crash on southbound Interstate 35 in southern Oklahoma Thursday night.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said just after 9 p.m. a 2018 Dodge Challenger passed a trooper on Interstate 35 southbound in Carter County at speeds of around 140 miles per hour.

The trooper activated his lights and sirens to initiate a traffic stop, according to an Oklahoma Department of Public Safety press release Friday.

The release states a very short time later, the suspect vehicle crashed out, approximately four miles south of Ardmore.

There were three people inside the suspect vehicle, including the driver and two passengers.

One of the passengers, a 32-year-old male from Sulphur, was ejected and died from his injuries.

The driver, a 29-year-old man from Ardmore, was admitted to the hospital in fair condition.

The other passenger, La’Aries Bennett, 30, of Ardmore, was treated at the hospital and released.

Neither the passenger killed or the driver has yet been identified pending next of kin notification.

Two other vehicles were involved in the crash, but the drivers of those vehicles were not injured.

OHP Troop Z is investigating the collision.