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May 16, 2013

Man in motorcycle wreck identified

NORMAN — Police identified the man injured in a wreck involving a motorcycle and SUV on Tuesday night as Lawerence Wilkerson, 42, of Norman.

Wilkerson remained in critical condition as of Wednesday, after his motorcycle collided with the SUV on State Highway 9 and 120th Avenue Southeast around 7:40 p.m. Tuesday.

Wilkerson was driving a 2005 Kawasaki Vulcan motorcycle and the other person involved, 26-year-old Laramie Mattie Tyler, was driving a 2002 Ford Explorer. EMSStat transported the Wilkerson to Norman Regional Hospital after the wreck.

Tyler was transported from the scene by family for medical evaluation. No other vehicles or persons were involved in the collision.

Preliminary investigation of the collision indicated the SUV was traveling northbound on 120th Avenue Southeast when it turned in front of the eastbound motorcycle.

State Highway 9 was closed for approximately two hours while the scene was investigated.

The collision remains under investigation by the Norman and OU Police Collision Investigation Reconstruction Team.

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