Police Identify Men Killed In Edmond Rollover Accident
EDMOND, Oklahoma - Edmond Police have identified the two men killed in last night's rollover accident as 19-year-old Brendon Lee Hill and 21-year-old William Spencer Brooks.
They have also identified the third, surviving passenger as 19-year-old Austin McClung.
Police say the Honda Accord station wagon was moving westbound on East 15th Street near Post Road about 7:30 p.m. Thursday when it swerved off the road and rolled several times. According to the police investigation, Brooks was the driver.
A neighbor called 911 after he heard the crash. And although he wishes to remain anonymous, he says he is still terribly shaken. Even though his call to 911 was almost 10-minutes long, he says he doesn't really remember anything.
Both Brooks and Hill were not wearing their seatbelts and were ejected from the vehicle. McClung was sitting in the backseat and wearing his seatbelt. He managed to crawl out of the vehicle and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.
Police say speed was a factor in the accident. A toxicology test will be performed to determine whether or not alcohol was involved as well.
Friday friends of the victims laid flowers at the scene of the accident. Brooks family members were there as well. They say Brooks worked at the Upper Crust on the Classen Curve. His boss says that Brooks was a key member of his staff, who worked just hours before he died.
Brooks is a graduate of St. Johns Military Academy in Salina, Kansas. His family says he was working towards joining the Army National Guard.