Oklahoma Highway Troopers Recovering After Being Injured in Crash


Several OHP officers were injured Thursday morning in a crash in Oklahoma City during a procession for a fallen Tulsa police officer.

Three Oklahoma Highway Patrol Motor Troopers are recovering after being injured in a crash Thursday morning on the Kilpatrick Turnpike in Oklahoma City at 10:53 a.m.

The troopers were part of the motorcade procession for fallen Tulsa Police Officer, Sgt. Craig Johnson. The procession left Tulsa earlier in the morning headed for LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma at 6105 N. Robinson in Oklahoma City.

The crash happened in the westbound lanes of the Kilpatrick Turnpike between Broadway Extension and Eastern. The investigation into exactly what caused the crash is ongoing but three motorcycle troopers sustained injuries.

The injured troopers are identified as Trooper Rocky Barnes #393, a 22 year veteran of the patrol, Trooper Steve Eason #419, an 18 year veteran of the patrol and Trooper Ron Watson #817, a 30 year veteran of the patrol. Two of the troopers have already been released from the hospital and a third will remain hospitalized.

Trooper Rocky Barnes
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Rocky Barnes
Trooper Steve Eason
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Steve Eason
Trooper Ron Watson
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Ron Watson

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