Scotty Ellis, 34, of Muskogee died Monday night after a motorcycle wreck on Harris Road, according to witnesses at the scene and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
Ellis was driving a 2013 Yamaha FZ6 motorcycle westbound on Harris Road, at a “hight rate of speed,” around 9 p.m., the patrol reports. He lost control and laid the motorcycle over on the roadway, which threw him into oncoming traffic, the patrol reports. He was then struck by a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox driven by Mildred Hatley, 79, of Muskogee, which was traveling eastbound.
Ellis was pronounced dead at the scene. Hatley was not injured.
The patrol reported unsafe speed and inexperienced driver as causes of the wreck.