Man killed in head-on collision near 131st and Mingo in Bixby; 19-year-old said to be suicidal, AWOL

BIXBY -- One man is dead in a head-on collision in Bixby near 131st and South Mingo.

Police say a 19-year-old male swerved into oncoming traffic and collided with a dump truck.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His father, who was following close behind the man in another vehicle, witnessed the deadly crash.

The father called Bixby police around 3 p.m. saying that his son was suicidal and AWOL from the U.S. Air Force.

Police say the father followed his son while on the phone attempting to help officers locate the young man.

At one point, speeds reached 70 miles per hour.

A Bixby police officer was also involved in the crash while traveling behind the dump truck, but he did not suffer any injuries.

Police have not released the deceased’s name. 

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