NORMAN — One person died and five others were injured Monday afternoon in a three-vehicle collision on State Highway 9 in far east Norman.
The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of family members. State Highway 9 was closed for approximately five hours Sunday afternoon.
Norman Police said they received a call at approximately 2:49 p.m. Sunday. The collison involved a 2008 Ford Escape, a 2002 Ford Explorer and a 1998 Dodge Ram pickup truck.
Police said a preliminary investigation indicated the Ford Escape was traveling eastbound on State Highway 9 when it traveled left of center starting a series of events involving all three vehicles.
Six people were transported for treatment of injuries sustained in the collison. One of the individuals was transported from the scene by an air ambulance and later died while receiving treatment for her injuries.
The driver of the Ford Escape was later arrested by Norman Police and booked into the F. DeWayne Beggs Detention Center on complaints of first degree manslaughter and driving under the influence causing great bodily injury.
The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation also responded to the scene to assist with patient care, traffic control, and repairing the road surface.
State Highway 9 was closed for approximately five hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.