OKLAHOMA SPORTS NEWS
crashed Sunday in an Indiana neighborhood, striking three homes and
killing two people, one of which is former University of Oklahoma
quarterback Steve Davis
Officials from OU confirm with FOX 25 Davis was one of two people killed in Sunday's crash.
a Sallisaw native, was under center from 1973-1975. He led the Sooners
to national championships in 1974 and 1975. He was named offensive Most
Valuable Player for the 1976 Orange Bowl when OU won its fifth national
Barry Switzer issued this statement on his twitter
page: "I'm saddened by the loss of Steve Davis. Great role model for
young people on & off the field. He was my 1st QB & had an
Davis and 58-year-old Wesley Caves were both
killed. Two other men were also on the jet and taken to a South Bend
hospital. Jim Rogers is listed in serious condition and Christopher
Evans is in fair condition.
A woman on the ground who was injured has been identified as Diana McKeown. She's also in fair condition.
The area around the crash has been evacuated and the Red Cross is taking residents to a temporary shelter in South Bend.
Aviation Administration spokesman Roland Herwig says the Beechcraft
Premier I twin-jet had taken off from Tulsa's Riverside Airport and
crashed Sunday afternoon near South Bend Regional Airport.
"There was an indication of a mechanical problem," Herwig said.
The other two people are in the hospital along with one person who was injured on the ground.
Beechcraft Premier 1 twin-jet plane was flying into South Bend from
Tulsa, OK, when it crashed on approach. They also report that the plane
was experiencing mechanical trouble when it crashed.
The plane is
registered to 7700 Enterprises of Montana LLC in Helena, Mont. The
company does business as DigiCut Systems in Tulsa, Okla., and makes
window film and paint overlay for automobiles. The company is owned by
Posted: Monday, March 18 2013, 09:49 AM CDT