Update: Man charged in connection to fatal OK-33 crash

Posted on Wednesday, October 13th, 2021 at 1:54 pm    

EDMOND, OK – A man has been charged in connection to a fatal car crash at OK 33 and Pennsylvania Ave that killed Barbara Heflin, 79, on January 19, Guthrie News Page reports.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Mark Gellenbeck, 32, was behind the wheel of a Ford F-250 on westbound OK 33 prior to the crash.

As Gallenbeck approached the intersection with Pennsylvania Ave, he attempted to reach for something in the passenger seat, causing his vehicle to drift into the eastbound lanes and collide with Heflin’s Chevrolet Impala.

First responders pronounced Heflin dead at the scene of the accident around 10:30 a.m.

Gellenbeck’s bond is set at $5000.


Ed Abel Named Oklahoma City Personal Injury Litigator of the Year

Ed Abel was awarded the Litigator of the Year award as recognition of his tremendous success in the courtroom defending the lives of Oklahomans, and his unique service as a true son of the State of Oklahoma. He has won some of the largest verdicts in Oklahoma's history, and he and his team have successfully argued against harmful tort reform laws in the state Supreme Court. His impact is so widespread across the state that Governor Mary Fallin declared May 1st as "Ed Abel Day."

Get a free case review