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November 16, 2013

Man faces hearing in negligent homicide charge

Residents to hear traffic study findings Wednesday

EDMOND — A local man charged with negligent homicide in a automobile-motorcycle crash is scheduled to appear in court next month.

On Nov. 5, Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater filed a misdemeanor negligent homicide charge against Daniel Ingram Bricker, 54, of Edmond. On Dec. 5, Bricker is scheduled to appear for a disposition hearing in Oklahoma County District Court, according to court records.

On Nov. 8, Bricker appeared in court out of custody represented by his attorney Kevin Krahl and entered a plea of not guilty. Bond was set at $2,000, posted the same day. An arrest warrant issued Nov. 6 was returned on Nov. 14.

Krahl did not respond to a message seeking comment.

On Sept. 24, Edmond Police Officer Milo Box was dispatched to the Santa Fe-Country Wood Lane intersection, located just west of Santa Fe High School, on a collision involving a motorcycle and a pickup, according to the report filed by Box.

Box stated at the scene he spoke to Bricker, who was standing near the vehicles, and asked if he was the driver of the white Ford. Bricker said he was. Box asked him what happened.

Box stated Bricker said he was driving north in the inside lane and looked down; when he looked up the motorcycle was stopped. He said he hit his brakes and struck the motorcycle, Box stated. Bricker was able to answer his questions and was not impaired, Box stated.

After speaking with several witnesses and taking measurements, Box developed a scene summary.

Box stated Bricker was traveling northbound in the inside lane of Santa Fe while Erron Heise, 39, the motorcycle driver, was stopped and waiting to turn left onto Country Wood Lane.

Bricker’s vehicle struck Heise’s motorcycle, then continued northwest in the southbound lanes of the roadway, coming to a stop in the outside lane of southbound traffic, Box stated.

There was no physical evidence of braking from the pickup, Box stated. Bricker was driving a 2013 Ford F-150 pickup, Heise a 1978 Honda 400 motorcycle, which sustained heavy damage from the collision, Box stated. The motorcycle skidded 145 feet after being struck by the pickup, Box stated.

Using various data, he determined the pickup was traveling at about 46.76 mph in a 45 mph zone when it struck the motorcycle, Box stated. He stated he believed Bricker swerved in an attempt to avoid the motorcycle.

Bricker would not have been able to change lanes to the right due to a vehicle occupying the lane next to him, Box stated. As Bricker struck the motorcycle, he applied his brakes, Box stated.

The collision was a result of Bricker taking his eyes off the roadway, Box stated in his report.

On Oct. 10, Heise died from injuries sustained in the crash in a metro hospital, Box stated. The medical examiner’s office determined death was caused by blunt force trauma due to the crash.

After the husband and father’s death, residents in the Trails South addition spoke to The Edmond Sun about their concerns related to traffic issues at the intersection in question. They asked the city to reconsider the possibility of installing a traffic light.

City spokesman Casey Moore said a traffic study for the area will be presented to residents from 4–5 p.m. Wednesday in Room 104 at the Planning and Public Works Building, which is at Main and Littler. The focus is a city staff meeting with the residents to discuss the findings of the study and potential action related to it, Moore said.

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