Mounds Man Charged With Manslaughter After Wreck Victim Dies

Monday, June 17th 2019, 12:51 pm
By: News On 6

A Mounds man is now charged with first-degree manslaughter after the man officers say he injured in a suspected DUI wreck passed away. Authorities said Timothy Reed was under the influence of methamphetamine when he crashed into a work truck parked by the side of the road.

Jaime Rojas, a Chicago man who was working for AT&T in the Tulsa area, was paralyzed from the chest down as a result. He spoke to News On 6 from his hospital bed in April. 

Rojas said he pulled off to the side of a county road near Mounds to check something inside his work truck. Next thing he knew he was in a ditch full of water.

Rojas says a car crashed into his work truck which sent him flying nearly 30 feet. Jaime says he was rushed to a hospital and suffered kidney failure, a collapsed lung. He almost died twice, and he broke his C-6 and C-7 vertebrae leaving him paralyzed.
Investigators say at the time of the crash Reed was high on meth, had a revoked license and no insurance. 

"I sit here everyday and think to myself, what did I do to deserve this? I can't figure out what it is that I did. But this man took everything from me. I would like him to serve the maximum sentence, because I am the one paying the maximum price," Jaime Rojas said.

Rojas died June 14, 2019.

In addition to first-degree manslaughter, Reed is charged with driving under the influence of drugs and driving without a valid license or insurance.