Troopers, police seek public's help investigating crash that killed 4 Durant teens

Published: May. 25, 2020 at 12:43 PM CDT
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Oklahoma troopers are asking for the public's help investigating a crash late Sunday night that left four Durant teens dead.

Hundreds of people in Durant gathered Monday where it happened to pay their respects to the four boys who lost their lives.

Troopers said all four were Durant High School students.

According to a Facebook post from the Durant Lions Cross Country and Track page, Fernando Flores and Kaleb Foster died at the scene, and Hunter Ford and Jack Sarver died later from their injuries at the hospital.

The post said Foster and Ford were athletes on that team.

Troopers said it happened just before midnight Sunday near the intersection of Main Street and Radio Road.

They said the car with the four boys inside was at a stoplight when it was hit by a truck from behind at a high rate of speed.

Troopers say they detected an odor of alcohol on the truck's driver, Bradley Shawn Pittman, 42, of Atoka. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Captain Scott Hampton says Pittman is in the ICU.

The crash is still under investigation, and Oklahoma troopers ask anyone who witnessed the crash or saw a red Toyota Tundra pickup driving in the area near the scene to contact Durant Police at 580-324-3737.

"We also ask for any business or private residences on Main Street or First Street who are equipped with security cameras to please contact the police department," troopers said in a Facebook post Monday evening.

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Posted by Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Southeast Region on Monday, May 25, 2020