OKC Police: McClendon's Vehicle Was Going 88 MPH Before Impact

Monday, March 14th 2016, 10:26 am
By: News 9

Oklahoma City police held a news conference Monday afternoon to release the accident report in a crash that killed former Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon.

McClendon died on Wednesday, March 2, after the SUV he was driving struck a bridge on N. Midwest Blvd., between E. Memorial Rd. and NE 122nd. St., and burst into flames. 

During the news conference, OKC Police Chief Bill Citty said McClendon’s vehicle was going 88 miles per hour, five seconds prior to impact. When his vehicle struck the bridge, it was going 78 mph.

Citty said McClendon’s vehicle went left of center about 189 feet before impact. He tapped on his brakes several times, but that was not enough to slow the vehicle down. 

3/2/2016 Related Story: Victim In Fatal NE OKC Crash Identified As Aubrey McClendon

Police said McClendon was not wearing a seat belt.