Family Of Child Killed In Wrong-Way Crash React To Driver Bonding Out Of Jail
OKLAHOMA CITY - It will be one month since 6-year-old Saxton Watley was killed in a crash after the driver of a pickup truck went the wrong way on the Kilpatrick Turnpike. Saxton's mother and brother barely survived the wreck and are still recovering.
"It's still even to this day is so surreal," said Saxton's cousin Jeremiah Jones, who's also the family's pastor and owns Priceless Cleaners.
"He was really just full of life and joy. If you met him if you, if you've known him, you would know, he was really an angel sent from God."
It was Easter Sunday night, when Saxton, his mother Shavon and brother Steven were headed to their Edmond home. They were just five minutes away when a wrong-way driver crashed into them on the Kilpatrick Turnpike, near Western. Saxton died on scene while his family was badly injured.
His 9-year-old brother Steven suffered a fractured hip, broken arms and swollen eye and has not been back to school at Angie Debo Elementary School. The boys' mother can barely walk. She was released from the hospital a day before her son's funeral, which was held last week.
OHP says the driver, 44-year-old Kelly Corn, had Meth, Tramadol and Hydrocodone in his system. Before the deadly wreck, investigators say Corn hit another car in the P.F. Chang's parking lot near Penn and Memorial.
Corn now faces complaints of Second-Degree Murder, two counts of Causing an Accident Resulting in Great Bodily Injury while Driving under the Influence, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving an Unattended Vehicle.
Corn turned himself into the Callahan County Sheriff's Office in Texas on Saturday morning.
"For him to turn himself in, gave great comfort, but then to find out that he had bailed out, it kind of put a little distress back in the situation," Jones said.
The family says all they want is justice for Saxton.
“We believe that in physicality, we're going to heal, Aunt Shavon and cousin Steven, but our souls are forever wounded.”
Callahan County Sheriff's officials said their cameras were down Saturday, so Corn was booked without a mug shot. It's the same county where Corn's father is a judge.