A local man awaiting disposition of a criminal charge stemming from the death of an Edmond motorcyclist now faces a civil suit, court records show.
On Sept. 24, 2013, Edmond Police Officer Milo Box was dispatched on a call regarding a collision at the Santa Fe-Country Wood Lane intersection, according to the report filed by Box.
Box stated Daniel Bricker, 54, of Deer Creek, 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.
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.
There was no physical evidence of braking by the pickup, Box stated. He stated he believed Bricker swerved in an attempt to avoid the motorcycle.
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.
The collision was a result of Bricker taking his eyes off the roadway, Box stated in his report. Bricker was able to answer his questions and was not impaired, Box stated.
Heise died on Oct. 10, and is survived by his wife Amy Heise and their two sons.
Amy Heise, the personal representative of her late husband’s estate, filed a civil suit on March 28 in Oklahoma County District Court, according to court records. She is seeking in excess of $75,000 for injuries and damages suffered by herself and the victim.
Jason Waddell, Heise’ attorney, was not available for comment according to his office.
Bill Molinsky, Bricker’s attorney, did not respond to a message seeking comment.
Bricker still faces sentencing in the criminal case.
On Nov. 5, 2013, the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office filed a misdemeanor negligent homicide charge against Bricker in Oklahoma County District Court, records show.
On Nov. 8, Bricker entered a plea of not guilty. At the defendant’s request, disposition was continued several times and is currently scheduled for May 28.
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