A Midwest City man was killed in a motorcycle crash just before noon Saturday 2 miles north and 1 mile west of Hillsdale in Garfield County.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported that a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Dennis Dale Wallace, 78, of Midwest City, was traveling south on Oklahoma 132 at around 11:48 a.m. when he attempted a right turn at high speed and left. roadway on left approximately 188 feet south of Union Road.
Wallace laid the motorcycle on its right side and the motorcycle slid and hit the ground, tipping the motorcycle onto its left side, throwing the rider, according to the OHP report.
Wallace was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the crash by Life EMS paramedics. He was transported to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office in Oklahoma City by Medical Examiner Devin Turner.
The OHP report said the cause of the accident was unsafe speed and that Wallace was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
The crash was investigated by Private Kyle Rosine of Garfield County J Troop Detachment, assisted by Private Brody Carls, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, Hillsdale Fire Department -Carrier and Life EMS.