1 Man Dead After Car Drives Off Bridge In Choctaw County, OHP Says

Sunday, October 24th 2021, 6:11 pm
By: Drake Johnson

GRANT, Oklahoma -

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, one Norman man died and one OKC woman was taken to the hospital in stable condition after an early-morning crash in Choctaw County on Sunday.

Troopers say that 53-year-old Michael Pavlu was driving southbound on US-271 around 4:30 a.m. when his vehicle went over the side of a bridge rail and fell approximately 125 feet into a dry portion of the Red River.

Pavlu was ejected approximately 10 feet from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene while the 37-year-old passenger, Rebecca Reynolds, was taken to a Texas hospital in stable condition.

The crash occurred approximately 4.5 miles south of Grant, Oklahoma.