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Reed Charged in Death of Byrd

[ 0 ] October 12, 2017 |

BY CAROLYN ESTES Leader Writer

 

Zachary Conner Reed has been charged as a youthful offender, with first-degree manslaughter almost one year after a wreck on Hwy 88 north of Claremore near the Segeeyah area.  Reed was 17 at the time of the accident on Oct. 15, 2016, that took the life of 50-year-old Dennis Byrd, a rural Talala resident.  Byrd’s 12-yeare old son was injured but survived the wreck.

According to the OHP report, Reed, driving a 2000 Ford Explorer in the north bound lane.  He failed to maintain his lane and hit Byrd’s south bound 2004 Humer H2 head on.

Byrd suffered massive injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.  Byrd’s son and Reed were transported to a Tulsa hospital.  The OHP report indicated that all parties were using their seat belts.

 

For the rest of this story please pick up a copy of the Leader available in area stores today.

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