The Stillwater Police Department responded to a fatal motorcycle accident on Friday, March 19th, around 8:30 p.m. The crash happened at the 4500 block of West 6th Avenue.
According to authorities, a vehicle failed to yield from a private drive and pulled out in front of an oncoming motorcycle. The motorcycle driver, 19-year-old Christopher Dylan Howerton, was unable to stop in time and crashed into the side of the car.
Howerton and a passenger were thrown from the motorcycle. Sadly, Howerton was pronounced dead after being transported to Stillwater Medical Center. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim.
No other injuries have been reported at this time. The investigation into this accident is ongoing, and more information will be provided as it becomes available.
Did you know in 2019 there were 1,278 motorcyclists involved in collisions in the state of Oklahoma? Of those total crashes, six individuals were located in Payne County (Stillwater, Perkins, Cushing).
The sudden death of a loved one is an overwhelming experience. When a death is caused by the negligence of someone else, it is devastating. At Swain Law Group we are committed to helping families throughout Oklahoma get the justice and the compensation they deserve.
The law allows personal representatives and family members of the deceased to file wrongful death claims and recover compensation. You can trust our experienced team of personal injury attorneys with the legal procedures while you focus on what’s most important: family. Please contact our office at 405-546-1292 or reach out with a confidential message to discuss your case.