One Dead, One Injured In Motorcycle Crash Near Purcell - - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |


One Dead, One Injured In Motorcycle Crash Near Purcell

Posted: Updated:
PURCELL, Oklahoma -

One person is dead and another is in the hospital Sunday following a motorcycle crash in McClain County. 

The single-vehicle crash occurred about 11:45 a.m. on Interstate 35 near Purcell.

According to OHP,  the driver of the motorcycle died of injuries sustained in the crash, and a passenger was taken via medical helicopter to a local hospital.

The driver was identified as 65-year-old Van Hawkins, of Arlington, Texas. The passenger was identified as Johnnitha Hawkins, 52, of Arlington, Texas.

Crews shutdown northbound lanes of I-35 for almost an hour and a half to clear the scene. 

Troopers said the cause of the crash was unsafe vehicle/tires.

Stay with News 9 and for more when it becomes available. 

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.


Breaking political news & the latest headlines from the state capitol & D.C.


See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.


Spend your money wisely with reviews of new tech gadgets & the latest news in technology.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News 9 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

  • Traffic

    Tired of waiting for a traffic report? Get it now with our Live traffic map!

Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111 is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.