Two killed in suspected DUI wreck

Published: 01/01/2019, 8:16 PM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM

(JACKSON COUNTY, Okla.) Oklahoma Highway Patrol worked one fatality wreck early Tuesday morning where impairment is suspected.

Just after 1:30 am, OHP Troopers in Jackson County were called to a one-vehicle crash on the outskirts of Altus. Other motorists had stopped at the scene and noticed Jason Darnell Lenard, a 28-year-old male from Lawton, standing next to an overturned Dodge. Lenard was asking for help for his one-month-old infant who was trapped in the Dodge. 

Lenard fled the scene on foot as bystanders worked to help the infant. Lenard was located within moments by Altus Police Officers who found him hiding nearby. 

During the investigation, troopers determined that Angila Lenard, a 31-year-old female from Altus, was killed and pinned in the wreckage. Troopers also found that LJ Lenard, an 80-year-old male from Altus, was dead outside the overturned Dodge. 

The OHP Traffic Homicide Unit has several troopers working this double-fatality motor vehicle death investigation along with Troopers from Troop M. 

OHP is seeking information from  anyone who:

• Was at the scene of the collision 

• Has information on the pre-trip events of any of the involved parties on New Years Eve

OHP asks anyone with information to call the Troop M Headquarters at 580-477-2765.


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