A Moore Police officer has been charged and placed on administrative leave with pay after a fatal wreck in December.
Kyle Ray Lloyd, 34, was charged in Cleveland County court Jan. 2 with first-degree manslaughter following the death of Emily Alexis Gaines at about 7:41 a.m. Dec. 14.
Moore Sgt. Jeremy Lewis confirmed Tuesday that Lloyd has been placed on paid leave pending investigation, per policy, and was off duty at the time of the collision.
According to a county court affidavit, Lloyd was driving a 2014 black, four-door Dodge Charger southbound on South Sooner Road near the intersection of Southeast 134th Street in Oklahoma City at about 94 miles per hour before he collided with Gaines. Gaines was driving a 2014 red Nissan Sentra northbound on Southeast 134th and was attempting to turn left to go westbound. The speed limit was 50 mph.
According to the affidavit, Lloyd hit his brakes 1.2 seconds before impact, slowing to 77 mph at the time of the collision. Upon impact, Gaines' Sentra traveled about 78 feet and came to rest on its passenger side on the southwest corner of the intersection. Gaines was pronounced dead at the scene. Lloyd's Charger traveled about 113 feet and came to rest in the soutbound lanes on South Sooner Road. He was transported, treated and released at a local hospital for his injuries.
According to the affidavit, a reconstruction of the collision showed that Lloyd was about 699 feet from the intersection at the time Gaines started to turn left.
Witnesses and Lloyd himself, via statements to Oklahoma City police officers on scene, confirm that Lloyd was driving at the time of the collision.
Speeding and reckless driving were cited in the charges filed against Llloyd.
Cleveland County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Joy Hampton said Lloyd turned himself in to the Cleveland County jail and immediately bonded out Tuesday.
According to the Oklahoma State Courts Network, Cleveland County Judge Jeff Virgin was initially assigned to the case.
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