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On Sunday, May 24, 2020, a two-vehicle collision occurred on Main Street and Radio road in Durant, that claimed the lives of four teenagers.
A gray 2003 Ford Escape driven by Kaleb Foster, 18, of Durant, was stopped in the left lane of Main Street at the traffic light when the vehicle was rear-ended by a red 2010 Toyota Tundra driven by Bradley Pittman, 42, of Atoka.
The impact pushed both vehicles through the center median and into the grass shoulder near the State Farm parking lot.
Kaleb Foster and one of his passengers, Fernando Flores, 15, of Durant, passed away on scene. Two other passengers in the Escape, Hunter Ford, 14, of Durant, and Jack Sarver, 15, of Durant were transported to Medical Center Plano where they succumbed to their injuries.
Witnesses stated Pittman was traveling at a high rate of speed before impact. Pittman was pinned beneath the steering wheel of the Tundra and was unresponsive. He was transferred to Medical Center Plano for his injuries.
Blood samples were collected from Pittman showing his blood alcohol level to be 0.295. Nearly three times the legally intoxicated limit of 0.08. He did not have a valid driver’s license and had multiple counts of driving under the influence in the past ten years.
Plano police arrested Pittman Wednesday, May 27, 2020, and booked him into the Collin County Jail after his release from the hospital. Thursday, May 28, 2020, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers transported Pittman back to Bryan County. He is being held on a $4 million bond.
Pittman is charged with four counts of second degree murder for causing the wreck that claimed the lives of the Durant teens.
Bryan County EMS, Durant Fire and Rescue, and the Durant Police Department responded to the scene.