Dewey Co. Pursuit Leads to Crash


June 24, 2024

A late night pursuit led to a one vehicle crash on Wednesday in northeast Dewey County and put a Canton man in the hospital.

According to the collision report provided by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred just before midnight on a county road 3 miles west and 1 mile south of Canton when while being pursued by a Blaine County Deputy, 23-year-old Gabriel Rocha lost control of the 2013 Dodge Charger he was driving and rolled the vehicle one time.

As a result, Troopers said Rocha was ejected from the vehicle.

The report stated that the man was flown to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City where he was admitted in critical condition.

It is now known why Rocha led authorities on the pursuit.

No deputies or other vehicles were involved in the crash.

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