Man Arrested For 169 Crash Near Owasso That Killed 8-Year-Old Girl
OWASSO, Oklahoma - Police arrested a man connected to a crash on Highway 169 near Owasso that killed an 8-year-old girl.
They said 22-year-old Jack Leroy O'Donnell was under the influence of drugs when his 2008 Ford F-250 ran into the back of a 2011 Honda Accord in May of 2014.
Katelyn Chambers died in the four-vehicle pile-up and her father, Brad Chambers, suffered severe head trauma.
According to reports, O'Donnell told officers he looked down to change the music on his radio and when he looked up again, traffic in front of him had stopped.
The report says the 2008 Ford F250 pulling a trailer, driven by O'Donnell, ran into the back of the 2011 Honda Accord driven by Brad Chambers. The impact forced Brad's Honda into the back of a 2000 GMC pickup which then hit a 2008 BMW.
Shortly after the crash, Owasso Police said they believed distracted driving may have contributed to the wreck. Their preliminary report confirms that.
A new report says O'Donnell was driving the 2008 Ford while under the influence of drugs.
Jail records show O'Donnell is being held on complaints of first-degree manslaughter and driving under the influence. He's being held on a $125,000 bond.