A Kingston resident is facing multiple charges after allegedly engaging in a road rage incident that left two individuals dead Saturday afternoon.
Ralph McEnnerney, 52, of Kingston is being charged with two counts of second degree murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, leaving the scene of an accident and driving under the influence, according to paperwork filed Monday at the Bryan County Clerk’s office.
McEnnerney was allegedly driving a 2000 Volvo eastbound on Highway 70, west of Durant, when he deliberately struck a 2017 Chevrolet being driven by a 52-year-old Mead resident, according to a report from the OHP.
The collision caused the Chevrolet driver to travel into the westbound lane where the vehicle impacted a 1980 Ford being driven by a 48-year-old Caddo resident.
The Chevrolet driver was admitted to Texoma Medical Center in Sherman, Texas with head, trunk-internal, truck-external, arm and leg injuries, according to the report.
Three other passengers in the Chevrolet were injured, including the 47-year-old brother of the driver who was pronounced dead at the scene, the 38-year-old wife of the driver who was transported to Texoma Medical Center and the 19-year-old son of the driver who was transported to Alliance Medical Center in Durant.
The brother of the driver was pinned for approximately three and a half hours, according to the report.
The driver of the 1980 Ford was transported to Alliance Medical Center as well for head and arm injuries, according to the OHP. A 46-year-old passenger in the Ford, from Caddo, was pronounced dead at the scene due to head, trunk-internal, trunk-external, arm and leg injuries.
According to the OHP, McEnnerney’s ability to drive was allegedly impaired due to consumption of alcohol. Seatbelts were in use by all occupants in all vehicles and the roadways were dry.