NPD Investigates Fatal Collision at 72nd Avenue SE and Post Oak Road

Date of Press Release: 
Thu, 05/23/2019
Press Release By: 
Sarah Jensen

The Norman Police Department responded to a report of an injury collision at the intersection of 72nd Avenue SE and Post Oak Road at approximately 4:59 p.m. Tuesday (May 21). The preliminary investigation into the collision indicates that a Ford F-550 Super Duty Wrecker with a vehicle in tow was traveling westbound on Post Oak Road and came to a stop for the stop sign at the intersection. Once traffic cleared, the driver of the Ford F-550 Super Duty Wrecker continued to cross the intersection into the path of a bicyclist traveling northbound on 72nd Avenue SE. The bicyclist struck the Ford F-550 Super Duty Wrecker.  

The driver of the Ford F-550 Super Duty Wrecker has been identified as 35-year-old Robert Green, Junior of Purcell, Oklahoma. Green was not injured as a result of the collision.  

The bicyclist has been identified as 48-year-old Elias Flores of Norman. Flores was transported by EMSSTAT to an area hospital in critical condition. Flores later succumbed to the injuries he sustained in the collision.

The intersection of 72nd Avenue SE and Post Oak Road was closed for approximately three hours while the scene was investigated. The collision remains under investigation by the NPD/OUPD Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team.