Deer Creek Teen Charged With 2nd Degree Murder In Connection With Deadly Crash

Monday, September 21st 2020, 10:29 pm
By: Sylvia Corkill

A Deer Creek high schooler is charged with second degree murder.

Jordan Diaz is accused of killing his friend Cole Watson, 16, in a July crash while driving illegally.

According to an attorney representing Cole Watson's family, Diaz's license had been suspended after a pattern of reckless driving.

“The state of Oklahoma took his driver’s license away from him. It was under suspension at his age due to tickets and speeding,” said the family’s attorney Scott Adams.

Then on July 7, 2020 investigators said Diaz ignored his driving revocation, got behind the wheel, partied, and tried to go home with his friend Watson, his passenger.

Adams said tragedy followed.

“He took his parents Mercedes out, doing an excess of 100 mph, drinking alcohol and doing some other things and had a horrible accident that took Cole’s life, and now he's getting ready to have to pay for it,” said Adams.

Documents show Diaz was driving "approximately 99 to 106 miles per hour" when he lost control of his parent's red Mercedes just west of the of the NW 150th and MacArthur intersection. Spinning out of control, the car was broadsided by another driver who was seriously injured.

“It was one of the worst accidents I’ve ever seen,” said Adams.

Watson died at the scene.

“This is a perfect example of why you don’t drink and drive,” said Adams.

In an instant his client's world was turned upside down.

“Cole is gone and has not going to graduate, go to college, get married, and do all the things you expect to see your kids do,” said Adams.

He said Cole's family is ready for the case to move forward.

“If there's people responsible for the death of their son they want them to pay for it,” said Adams. 

News 9 reached out to Diaz's attorney but have yet to hear back.

Diaz is charged with DUI. He's also charged with second degree murder--but could face the lesser charge of 1st degree manslaughter.