The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says driving under the influence was the cause of a three-car crash that ended in a fatality on State Highway 48 Sunday evening.
Caleb Dorsey, 31, of Mannford, was booked into the Pawnee County Jail for first-degree manslaughter, aggravated DUI, inattentive driving and inattentive driving causing great bodily harm. He posted the $50,000 bond set by the judge and was released about 16 hours later.
A Terlton man died in the collision, and a Cleveland man suffered injuries.
Patrick Olin Wantland, 54, was killed when his vehicle was sandwiched between two others at a construction zone traffic light, the investigating trooper reported.
According to the incident report, Wantland and 38-year-old Emory Herring, of Cleveland, were stopped at the light on Highway 48 just south of Taylor Road before 7 p.m. Dorsey drove up on the two vehicles without stopping and rear-ended Wantland, propelling his vehicle into Herring’s.
OHP says Wantland was pronounced dead at the scene, while Herring was admitted to a Tulsa hospital for trunk internal and head injuries.
Dorsey was not injured.