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It appears speed was a factor in Thursday evening’s crash in which an Edmond man, 21, and an Oklahoma City man, 19, were killed near Arcadia Lake, police said Friday.
Edmond Police Department spokeswoman Glynda Chu said the victims have been identified as William Spencer Brooks, 21, of Edmond, and Brendon Lee Hill, 19, of Oklahoma City. Brooks was from Oklahoma City but was living in Edmond, Chu said.
Chu said Austin McClung, 19, of Oklahoma City,
was transported to OU Medical Center Presbyterian Tower. Friday afternoon, hospital spokeswoman Natalie Fix said he had been released.
“The investigation indicates William Brooks was the driver and speed was involved,” Chu said. Thursday the Police Department received a call about a crash at East 15th Street and Post Road near Arcadia Lake, Chu said.
Chu said the three males in a Honda Accord station wagon were traveling west on East 15th Street near Post Road when for some unknown reason the driver crossed over the center line of traffic. It traveled across the road and when the wheels left the roadway the driver lost control of the vehicle and it rolled over several times, Chu said.
Two of the men were ejected and died at the scene, Chu said. They were not wearing seatbelts, she said. McClung was able to crawl out of the wreckage and was transported to the hospital, she said. He was wearing a seatbelt, she said.
“The seatbelt probably saved his life,” Chu said.
A resident who lived near where the wreck occurred heard the crash and walked to the scene and waved down a passing car to call 9 1 1, Chu said.
“There are no eyewitnesses that we know of, but we hope to find out more of what led to the crash from the survivor,” Chu said. “This is a terrible tragedy, anytime you lose a life it is horrible,
last night we lost two.”