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OHP searches for witnesses to crash that left trooper in critical condition

18 Juillet 2017

Heath Meyer is still in critical condition after getting hit by a vehicle during a high speed chase Friday.

"Right now, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol is going through a tremendous amount of pain", Public Safety Commissioner Michael Thompson said.

According to OHP officials, Lt. Heath Meyer was putting out stop sticks on the highway when he was struck by the vehicle law enforcement was pursing on I-35 near NW 27th Street in Moore.

The train, which was hauling 98 cars, was unable to stop before it hit the man, Philippi said.

OHP searches for witnesses to crash that left trooper in critical condition
OHP searches for witnesses to crash that left trooper in critical condition

"This accident happening the way it did, in the unavoidable manner that it did, doesn't help console the guys that were involved in it at the time", OHP Chief Rick Adams said.

The driver of the fleeing vehicle, Dangelo Ladon Burgess, 28, was taken into custody Friday night. He has been arrested and faces felony charges of eluding an officer and causing great bodily injury while unlicensed.

"He was a deacon, and I just learned over the weekend he was a pastor of a small church in Cleveland County".

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OHP searches for witnesses to crash that left trooper in critical condition