A Dickson teen who died in a Sunday morning wreck in Murray County was identified Monday as Ralph William Murphy II.
Murphy, 15, was the sole occupant of a 1996 Chevrolet Camero that Oklahoma Highway Patrol said was traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 77, about eight miles south of Davis, at a high rate of speed when Murphy failed to negotiate a curve.
The vehicle crossed the center line and Murphy overcorrected to the right causing the vehicle to depart the roadway and enter into a broad-slide. The vehicle then overturned twice before coming to a rest on its wheels, the OHP report says.
Murphy was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected more than 100 feet from the vehicle’s point of rest. He was pronounced dead at the scene from head and trunk internal injuries by the Medical Examiner’s Office.
The teen was transported by Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home to their facility in Ardmore. Services for Murphy are pending.
The cause of the collision was listed in the report as unsafe speed on a curve and the condition of the driver was listed as unknown and under investigation.