LPD IDs drivers involved in fatal weekend wreck

A wreck killed one person, and sent another to the hospital, in Lawton Friday night.
A wreck killed one person, and sent another to the hospital, in Lawton Friday night.
Published: Nov. 21, 2022 at 1:41 PM CST
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LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - The Lawton Police Department has identified two people involved in a fatal crash late Friday night.

Police said the wreck, which happened around 11:30 p.m. on Friday night near I-44 and Rogers Lane, killed Christopher Gwaltney and Haley Newell was flown to OU Health via helicopter from the scene.

Officials said Gwaltney was driving in the wrong direction on I-44 for an unknown reason prior to the collision.

The department’s traffic division is continuing to investigate the incident.