Driver arrested for murder in crash that killed 4 Durant teens
The man who officials say
Sunday night has been arrested for murder.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says
has been charged with four counts of second-degree murder.
An affidavit says the 42-year-old from Atoka had a revoked drivers license and previous DUI charges in the past 10 years.
Troopers say he was speeding and driving drunk when his pickup truck crashed into the back of a car killing four Durant teenagers, Kaleb Foster, Jack Sarver, Fernando Flores and Hunter Ford. All four boys were students at Durant High School.
Several people told troopers they had witnessed the crash and found only Pittman inside of his truck. They told troopers he was pinned under the steering wheel.
The affidavit says Pittman's had a blood-alcohol level of .295%, more than three times the legal limit of .08%.
Plano police arrested Pittman Wednesday and booked him into the Collin County Jail after his release from the hospital. He is being held on a $4 million bond.
If convicted, Pittman faces up to life in prison.