District Attorney Gene Haynes said Friday his office is still waiting for blood test results from the state lab in order to determine if charges will be filed against Delaware County Commissioner Kenny Crowder.
The District Attorney for Rogers, Mayes and Craig counties entered into a jurisdictional switch with Ottawa and Delaware County DA Eddie Wyant in two fatal accidents involving county officials.
On Aug. 24, Crowder allegedly failed to yield from a county road and pulled into the path of motorcyclist James Levy Black. Black died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident.
Wyant recused himself from investigating the fatal accident, stating that his position as county attorney may be cause for conflict.
Wyant asked Haynes to review the evidence to determine if criminal action should be taken against Crowder.
In turn, Haynes enlisted the assistance of Wyant to review a double-fatality accident involving a Rogers County deputy in July.
According to the accident report, Deputy Joseph William Batt, 24, was responding to an emergency when he struck a Ford Expedition driven by Doris Renee McQueen.
McQueen, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene and her daughter, Heather McQueen, 14, was hospitalized.
Also killed in the accident was a passenger in Batt's patrol car, 20-year-old Amanda Kelley. Kelley was a dispatcher for the Claremore Police Department and aspired to become a law enforcement officer.
According to OHP troopers, McQueen was traveling west on a county road in a Ford Expedition at approximately 10 p.m. She allegedly failed to yield and pulled onto U.S. Highway 66 and into the path of Batt's patrol car. The Ford Crown Victoria burst into flames and burned.
Last month, Wyant announced that his investigation of the accident revealed that the deputy was not at fault in the tragic accident.