CLEVELAND COUNTY, OK (KSWO)- A community is gathering to support an OHP trooper who remains in critical condition this morning after a weekend crash during a high-speed chase.
Lieutenant Heath Meyer was injured when he was laying down stop sticks. Investigators say the suspect caused a crash between two troopers' vehicles, and one then hit Meyer.
A Go-Fund-Me page has been set up for him and has already raised nearly $14,000 out of a $500,000 goal. Meyer's friends and co-workers say he is a good man on and off the job.
"He is one of the best people that you could ever want to meet… If he can put his uniform back on and come back and work for his agency, that's going to be a really good day," said Public Safety Commissioner Michael Thompson.
The Oklahoma Blood Institute says they've received enough donation to help him pull through, but they're encouraging others to help replenish their supplies.
We are learning more about the chase suspect who caused that crash on Friday. D'Angelo Burgess admitted that when he was initially pulled over last week, he did not have a valid license and decided to take off, reaching up to 110 miles per hour.
Authorities say Burgess previously led them on a chase in June of last year on I-240. That one ended when he took a corner too quickly and crashed his car. He bonded out later in the year and was due back in court for that case at the end of this month.