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Denali Crashes into Group of Motorcycles in Comanche, OK and Kills Monty Howell

Comanche, OK — Back in April, there was a serious accident outside of Comanche that left one motorcyclist dead and as many as 9 others injured. Police said that Monty Howell, 53, was killed after his group of motorcyclists were hit by a GMC Denali suburban along U.S. 81 on Saturday, April 11, 2015.

Howell was part of a group of 13 motorcyclists that was headed south along U.S. 81 that afternoon.

Headed in the opposite direction was Fred Cox, 43, who was driving the GMC Denali.

As they all neared each other, Cox’s Denali somehow lost control and crashed into 6 of the motorcycles. Monty Howell was one of the bikers involved and he was killed immediately. At least 9 others were injured:

  • Stephanie Howell, 49
  • Randy Nowlin, 59 (serious condition)
  • Beverly Nowin, 58 (serious condition)
  • Randall Page, 29 (serious condition)
  • Rose Brown, 24 (serious condition)
  • Jerad Wyer, 36
  • Davina Wyer-Buchanan, 39 (serious condition)
  • Kelly Simms, 53
  • Denise Simms, 53

The cause of the accident isn’t quite clear yet, but this is still being investigated.

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Map of the Accident

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