Oklahoma City accident started with Edmond chase
EDMOND — A chase that started with a theft at Walmart on Santa Fe Avenue and Danforth led to a high-speed chase and ended in a crash in Oklahoma City at Wilshire and Musgrave
After police tried to stop the driver about 4 p.m. Sunday, the vehicle fled, traveling at speeds of more than 100 mph, running red lights and stop signs.
The fleeing vehicle hit another vehicle head-on.
The men being chased and two people inside the second vehicle, which was traveling east on Wilshire when it was hit, were sent to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Derek Lamont Benjamin, 25, was arrested on complaints of obstruction of a police officer, petty larceny and felony attempting to elude. Benjamin also was wanted on an outstanding warrant for burglary out of Oklahoma County.
Shawn Deontra Bruner, 27, was named in complaints of obstruction of a police officer and petty larceny.
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote the original stories about the... Read more ›