The Stillwater Police Department released body camera footage on Monday showing officers as they arrived on the scene in the early hours of Oct. 15.
Their investigation has uncovered that 18-year-old Luke House was driving over 150 miles per hour down the wrong lane before he hit another vehicle head-on.
Stillwater Police told KFOR-TV that the driver that was hit head-on by House would have had a difficult time avoiding this crash because of the high-speed House was driving at. But they’re still warning Oklahoma drivers to be as attentive and vigilant as possible on the roadways.
The body cam video shows an officer arriving at the fatal car accident near Oklahoma State Highway 51 and Country Club Road on Oct. 15 at about 4:15 a.m.
“Hey, anybody in there? Wake up,” the officer is heard saying into House’s Ford Mustang, which is heavily damaged and turned on its side.
Police report that while under the influence of alcohol, the Rogers County teen was driving over 150 mph down the wrong lane of State Highway 51 when he crashed head-on with a red Chevy Impala.
House’s passenger, an 18-year-old Oklahoma State University student, died.
“There’s one overturned by OnCue by my unit. I’m trying to get to the other one,” the officer is heard saying as he frantically runs around investigating the scene. “Central, we’re going to need multiple other units.”
The 60-year-old driver of the Impala was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, but her 40-year-old passenger died.
Stillwater police said both vehicles lost their engines in the dramatic crash.
House would be taken to the hospital and released the next day.
Several days later, he was charged with two counts of second-degree murder.
“It’s a very sad deal,” said Lt. T.J. Low of the Stillwater Police Department. “The extent of the damages. The magnitude of it. It’s a pretty horrific crash thing.”
Low said the driver of the Impala has significant injuries and remains at the hospital but is doing well.