A retired Missouri truck driver is expected to enter a plea agreement in connection with an deadly wreck on I-44 one year ago Saturday.
Attorneys for Donald Leroy Creed, 77, have been discussing a plea with Ottawa County District Attorney Eddie Wyant, but an agreement has not yet been made.
Creed faces 10 misdemeanor counts of negligent homicide resulting from one of the state’s deadliest crashes.
According to court documents, Creed was driving a tractor-trailer on I-44 near the Oklahoma and Missouri line when he plowed into a line of parked vehicles that had stopped for an earlier traffic accident.
Among those killed in the crash were three generations of a North Texas family Scott and Shelby Hayes and their 7-year-old son, Ethan and Shelby's mother, Cindy Olson. Hayes, 38, from Frisco, Texas, was pinned for about nine hours and died at the scene of the accident. His son, 7-year-old Ethan Hayes, also of Frisco, died at the scene. Shelby Hayes, 35, of Frisco, Texas, was transported by Med-Flight to Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo., where she was admitted in critical condition with head, internal and external injuries. She died at 7 the following morning. Cynthia Olson, a 55-year-old female from Crossroads, Texas, was pinned for about nine hours and died at the scene.
Ricardo Reyes, a 39-year-old male from Phoenix, Ariz., who died at the scene. His wife, Ernestina Reyes, age unknown, died at the scene after being pinned for about four hours.
From Oklahoma City: Oral Hooks, a 69-year-old male; Earlene Hooks, a 63-year-old female; Antonio Hooks, a 42-year-old male, and Dione Hooks, a 41-year-old male, died at the scene.