Father Speaks Out After Child Dies In 2-Car Crash In Payne County


Tuesday, December 7th 2021, 10:21 pm
By: Sylvia Corkill


PERKINS, Oklahoma -

A grieving father speaks out after his son was killed in a two-vehicle collision.

“It still hasn't quite hit me, I keep hoping I’m going to wake up from a dream, but it's not,” said Brad Davidson, the father. 

It was a chaotic scene on Highway 33 at Fairgrounds Road in Payne County.

“Some unknown reason, it appears the Honda departed the roadway,” said Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper Eric Foster.

Davidson's wife was behind the wheel with four of their five children inside of their vehicle.

“(She) calls me and all I hear is like horns blaring, and I guess the security system sound. She was hysterical. She told me she's been in a wreck and it was bad. She said the kids weren't responding,” said Davidson.          

Davidson rushed to the scene, and realized his family had collided with a pickup. The driver and passenger were also injured. 

“It was a mess, there was kids laying out everywhere and the vehicles. It was bad,” said Davidson.              

Davidson ran around trying to comfort and comprehend what just happened.

“One of my kids was laying over crying. Greyson was crying. They had already cut the baby out. She was in her car seat but she was crying,” said Davidson.

He learned his sweet 9-year-old son, Greyson, later died at the hospital.

“He'd tell me, 'I love you, Dad,' probably 15 to 20 times a day, and I’d ask him, 'why you tell me that so much, kiddo?' He'd say, 'I don't know, I just do.' He was a real special kid,” said Davidson.              

Davidson said while he's not quite sure how to move on, he knows somehow they'll make it.

“It's tough but we're a strong family. We will pull together,” said Davidson.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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