Colbert police investigate events leading up to crash that killed a man

This is a still from a witness' cell phone video, taken the morning Dustin Green was killed on HWY 75 in Colbert.
This is a still from a witness' cell phone video, taken the morning Dustin Green was killed on HWY 75 in Colbert.(KXII)
Published: Jun. 11, 2020 at 11:32 PM CDT
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Officials said it happened on highway 75 in Colbert, on the on ramp heading North.

They said Dustin Green of Cartwright was killed early Thursday morning, after a pickup truck, driven by his girlfriend, Robin Basaldua, slammed into the back of the dirt bike he was driving.

Colbert Police Chief David Peterson said Basaldua told them, it all started with an argument between her and Green.

They said she told police that she was trying to get away from him in her pickup truck, and Green had been chasing her on his dirt bike when she accidentally crashed into him, and killed him.

"I was just laying there watching T.V. and (I) hear a loud crash, look out the window and see a truck out on the highway." said a witness.

Witnesses told News 12 a different story.

"I get dressed, I go running out to the highway. I get about halfway there, and you can hear the girlfriend screaming "get him out of the road, get him out of the road" a witness said. "Halfway up, I watched two more 18-wheelers back to back, go over the top of him."

Jim, who didn't want to share his last name, said he believes Green was trying to get away from the woman driving the pickup truck.

"He had no lights on the back, I would assume probably trying to get away from her so that she couldn't see him. If you're going to that extreme to try to get away from somebody, (that) probably tells you all you need to know." said Jim, a witness.

Police said that Basaldua first fled the scene, but then returned after telling police she was hurt.

After she was released from a nearby hospital, she was taken to the Bryan County Jail for prior fraud, and theft warrants out of Bryan County.

Green's body was sent to Oklahoma City Medical Center for an official autopsy, and police do suspect alcohol and drugs to be involved.

"It just reminds you that this world isn't perfect, it's not safe. You never know what could happen." witnesses said.

Colbert police are still investigating. They are asking anyone with pictures, videos or any information to come forward.

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