Innocent Oklahoma City man killed after suspect crashes into pickup truck

Posted on Monday, October 26th, 2020 at 6:27 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A man from Oklahoma City was killed last Thursday after a police chase ended in a deadly crash on I-40.

According to News 9, the incident occurred at about 11:40 p.m. when troopers attempted to stop 20-year-old James Cawthorne for speeding on I-40.

Cawthorne then attempted to flee police reaching speeds upwards of 100 mph. Police continued to chase the man for several miles until he crashed into a pickup truck on I-35 near Northeast 10th Street.

The driver of the pickup truck, 38-year-old Cory Coffey was pronounced dead at the scene. Cawthorne was taken into custody on a number of charges related to the incident.

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 City 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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