Two people were charged last week with first-degree manslaughter related to two separate wrecks which occurred in Pontotoc County.
Levi Troyer, 50, of Stonewall and Gabriel Micah Andrews, 20, of McAlester were charged Dec. 19 in Pontotoc County District Court.
Troyer was charged in relation to a wreck which occurred Nov. 4, 2016.
The wreck occurred at 8:30 p.m. on Sandy Creek Drive just west of Ada city limits, according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Wil Hayden.
Hayden said Troyer was operating a 2005 Yamaha motorcycle west on Sandy Creek Drive when he ran off the road on a curve and hit a tree.
Troyer and a passenger, 60-year-old Roger L. Scott of Ada, were thrown from the motorcycle during the crash.
Scott was taken by Mercy EMS to Mercy Hospital Ada where he was pronounced dead from head, internal, external, arm and leg injuries.
Troyer was taken by Air Evac Lifeteam to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City and admitted in serious condition with head, trunk internal, arm and leg injuries. He has since recovered.
In a court affidavit, Hayden said a blood test revealed Troyer tested positive for methamphetamine and “MDMA.”
Andrews was charged in relation to a wreck which occurred Jan. 29, 2017, near Stonewall.
According to OHP Trooper Brian Bagwell, at approximately 6:23 p.m., Andrews was driving a 2013 Honda Civic east on state Highway 3 when he tried to pass another vehicle.
Bagwell said Andrews’ vehicle, while attempting to complete the pass, crashed into an oncoming 2013 Kia Soul head-on, in which 80-year-old Randolph Jacobs was a passenger.
Jacobs was transported by Mercy EMS to Chickasaw Nation Medical Center in Ada where he was pronounced dead.
The driver and another passenger of the Kia were transported by the Coalgate Fire Department to Chickasaw Nation Medical Center in Ada. Both were admitted with internal injuries.
Andrews was transported by Mercy EMS to Mercy Hospital Ada where he was admitted with head and internal injuries.
Bagwell said a blood test revealed Andrews was under the influence of marijuana when the wreck occurred.
According to court records, arrest warrants were issued Dec. 19 for both men. As of press time Friday, no arrests had been made.