Coweta Chiropractor Killed In Wagoner County Traffic Accident
Thursday, October 5th 2006, 3:46 pm
By: News On 6
An investigation is underway into an accident that killed a Coweta chiropractor earlier this week. It's a case that involves a mayor from Haskell.
The wreck happened around 2 PM Wednesday on highway 72 just south of Coweta. Dr. Shawn Lee was 32 years old and leaves behind a wife, two young children and a small Oklahoma community who knew him well.
Coweta Police says the wreck happened when a car pulled out in front of a semi. That semi swerved into on-coming traffic, hitting Dr. Lee's pickup. Lee was killed instantly.
Investigators say the man that pulled out into traffic was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving. Heâ€™s now been identified as Charlie Smith, the mayor of Haskell.
Police say they released him from custody so he could receive medical attention. Coweta Police Lt. Donnie Krumsiek: "I don't know where he was coming from. I don't know where he was going. There was evidence collected at the scene that would strongly indicate that alcohol had been used."
Mayor Smith was given a blood alcohol test. Pending those results, investigators will submit their paperwork to the Wagoner County DA who will decide what, if any, charges will be filed.