ERICK — A Hollis man was one of two people killed in a Beckham County wreck Thursday caused by another driver failing to stop at a stop sign.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported that Ricky Dowayne Thompkins, 56, was dead at the scene from a head injury.

Thompkins was riding in a Mercedes driven by Jimmy Darrell Brandon that was traveling northbound on Oklahoma 30 Thursday morning when the car failed to stop at a stop sign at the Interstate 40 business loop. The vehicle continued into a road sign and then head on into a tree. The accident occured two miles west of Erick, Trooper Matthew Hoffman reported.

Brandon, 58, of Shamrock, Texas, also died at the scene from a head injury, according to the report. Neither man was wearing a seatbelt.

The condition of the driver remains under investigation. Both men were sent to the State Medical Examiner’s office in Oklahoma City for autopsy.

Written by Scott Rains:

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