TULSA - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has identified a truck driver killed when an accused bank robber ran him off the road during a high-speed police pursuit.
James Carl Wivell, 48, of Longmont, Colorado was driving northbound on US 69A in Ottawa County about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday when a car came flying around him, also northbound.
That vehicle, a 2010 Toyota Mazda 3 which OHP says was driven by Harry Dishmon, 50, of Tulsa was fleeing from police after a bank robbery.
As the Mazda went around Wivell's truck, it swerved to avoid a southbound vehicle and hit the truck on the driver's side.
The truck rolled onto its side and smashed into a guardrail, while the car spun out and smashed into an abandoned car on the side of the road, then ended up in the ditch.
Dishmon, police say, ran for it on foot into some tall grass and hid until an OHP aircraft spotted him a couple of hours later.
Wizen, though, was pinned in the truck for 15 minutes and died of his injuries.
The incident began at the IBC Bank in Miami, where a man handed the teller a note saying “I have a gun. I want all your money,” according to police.
But the man fled without any money for some reason, and no gun was seen.
Dishmon faces state and federal charges.