Byron Richmond Obituary, Death – An Edmond man was killed and a Florida resident was critically injured in a deadly collision on I-35 around mile marker 221 near Blackwell at 5:34 a.m. Sunday. The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner pronounced Byron Richmond, 44, of Edmond, dead at the scene, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
Richmond was the driver of a 2014 Toyota Tundra that authorities claim was travelling south in the Interstate’s northbound lanes. Earl Hayden York, 23, of Longwood, Florida, was driving a 2021 Ford F-350 when Richmond’s car collided head on. York was taken to Wesley Medical Centre in Wichita, Kan., where he is being treated for head and internal trunk injuries. The collision of the two vehicles apparently prompted a 2022 Chevy Silverado driven by David Boisvert, 54, of Olathe, Kan., to collide with York’s vehicle on the passenger side.
In an attempt to avoid impact, a fourth car, a 1997 Lincoln Town Car driven by Jose Hernandez, 47, of Wichita, Kan., swerved and collided with the cable barrier. Boisvert and Hernandez were both unharmed. The cause of the crash is being investigated, but troopers believe Richmond was under the influence of alcohol. According to the OHP, York was not wearing a seatbelt. From 5:40 a.m. to 10:28 a.m., both northbound lanes of I-35 were closed.