NPD Investigates Fatal Collision on E. Rock Creek Road

Date of Press Release: 
Tue, 04/03/2018
Press Release By: 
Sarah Jensen

The Norman Police Department responded to a report of an injury collision in the 5000 block of E. Rock Creek Road at approximately 4:36 p.m. on March 31. The preliminary investigation into the collision indicates that a Toyota Prius was traveling eastbound on Rock Creek Road from 48th Avenue NE when it veered off the roadway for an unknown reason. The vehicle struck a large tree at a high rate of speed and became fully involved in fire. Bystanders attempted to help the driver from the vehicle at the scene. However, due to the fire, they were unable to get the driver out of the vehicle. 

The driver has been identified as 55-year-old Jon Carpenter of Norman. Carpenter was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

A portion of Rock Creek 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.