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Fatal accident leads to building fire, Sperry police say

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Posted at 3:46 PM, Mar 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-28 14:34:54-04

SPERRY, Okla — Sperry police have released details about the moments leading up to a fatal crash that caused a building fire on Sunday.

Around 12:15 a.m., a Sperry officer saw a red Dodge Challenger around 91st and North Peoria and prepared to conduct a stop due to a headlight violation. Before the officer could pull over the car, the Challenger passed another car in a no-passing zone, quickly sped up, and began driving erratically.

The officer began pursuing the challenger, initiating his lights and siren for the Challenger to stop. The pursuit ended around 96th Street North and East Main Street where the officer lost sight of the erratic driver.

Shortly after, the officer found the Challenger had crashed into a building located at 10 North Cincinnati. The car was on fire which had spread to the building.

Emergency first responders were on the scene to remove the car and the driver from the building. The driver was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

No first responders were injured while helping the driver or fighting the building fire.

Sperry police later identified the driver as Ronald Wayne McMunn. Oklahoma Department of Corrections confirms that McMunn has had an extensive criminal history since 2002.

Barricades and caution tape have been placed around the building and ask that everyone avoid the area, if possible, as the building is unstable.

An investigation is currently ongoing.

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