DUI driver in Newalla strikes, kills man

Posted on Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 at 1:44 pm    

NEWALLA, OK – Clayton Lashley is dead after being struck by a drunk driver on Saturday, reports KOKH.

Lashley was in his truck backing out of his driveway, located on the 3600 block of S Peebly Rdm when, at around 10 p.m., a chair fell out of the back of the vehicle. He then exited his truck and turned on his flashers in order to retrieve the chair.

It was then that Ray Morgan, who was also driving a truck, struck a mailbox, Lashley’s truck, and then finally Lashley himself.

Morgan drove approximately 200 ft after striking Lashley before stopping.

Lashley’s truck was running and still had its flashers on by the time deputies arrived on the scene. Lashley was found between the two trucks. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Morgan’s truck had damage to its front end. Deputies assisted Morgan in exiting his truck and, in the process of doing that, noticed a strong smell of alcohol coming from Morgan. According to the deputies, Morgan was also slurring his speech.

When asked by a deputy if he had been drinking, Morgan confirmed he had been.

Morgan was charged with one count of DUI and one count of Vehicular Homicide and was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma car accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

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