A Ringling man is facing complaints of first degree manslaughter following a Jefferson County collision Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 20-year-old Michael Morris-Wright of Ringling is believed to have been impaired at the time of the collision, around 6:03 p.m. on Dec. 17.
Morris-Wright allegedly struck a 2001 GMC driven by Steven Henry, 43, of Ringling while both drivers were heading west bound on U.S. Route 70, east of 10th Street in Ringling.
The collision caused Henry’s vehicle to roll and depart the roadway to the right, according to OHP. Henry was reportedly ejected from his vehicle while it was rolling and the vehicle eventually came to a rest on its side.
After impact, Morris-Wright’s vehicle departed the roadway to the right and came to a rest in the grass on the roadside.
Henry was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision and was transported to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office in Oklahoma City, according to OHP.
Morris-Wright was not injured.
OHP is still investigating the collision. Neither driver was reportedly wearing a seatbelt and the roadways were reportedly clear at the time of the collision.