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Oklahoma County, Oklahoma — November 30, 2012

Justin Whisenhunt, 22, was killed Friday at approximately 5 p.m. in an accident at the intersection of Northeast 63rd Street and Choctaw Road. The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department stated that Mr. Whisenhunt was driving and left the roadway to the left and hit a tree.

The severity of the accident separated the cab from the bed of the pickup. The cab rolled several times before hitting a utility pole. Mr. Whisenhunt was declared dead at the scene and alcohol was found in the vehicle.

In the United States, 12.8 percent of all fatal traffic crashes were alcohol-related, and 40 percent of that number involved teens driving while drinking alcohol according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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