STILLWATER — A Ripley man who was allegedly drunken driving at an excessive speed when he lost control of his pickup on a graveled county road east of Stillwater was arraigned Wednesday on a first-degree manslaughter charge in the death of a passenger from Perkins.
The defendant, Bobby Lee Webb, 27, appeared in court without an attorney before Special District Judge Phillip Corley, who ordered him Wednesday to return to court May 14 with an attorney.
Webb was arrested by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol on Saturday following the one-vehicle collision and released Monday evening on $50,000 bail from the Payne County Jail, Sheriff Noel Bagwell said.
The victim, Robby Quinn Fowble, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene from head injuries in the 1:51 a.m. Saturday crash that occurred one-eighth of a mile north of Oklahoma 51 on Ripley Road, six miles east of Stillwater, according to a report by OHP Trooper Coleman Parker.
Fowble was one of five passengers in a 2006 GMC pickup driven by Webb, who received a leg injury in the crash and was transported to Stillwater Medical Center where he was treated and released, the OHP report said.
Webb was driving 75 to 80 miles per hour northbound on Oklahoma 108 and failed to stop at the stop sign at Oklahoma 51 and Oklahoma 108, the OHP report alleged.
Webb’s pickup went across Oklahoma 51 onto the graveled Ripley Road, lost control, ran off the right side of the roadway, rolled an unknown number of times and ejected Fowble, who was not wearing a seatbelt, out of a passenger-side window, the OHP report said. The pickup went through a barbed wire fence and came to rest on the driver’s side, the OHP report said.
Two passengers from Ripley, Christopher Stuart Vasquez, 19, who had a shoulder injury, and Daniel Ray Hamm Jr., 17, who had a head injury, were transported to Stillwater Medical Center where they were treated and released, the OHP report said.
Another passenger, Shane Matthew Dean, 19, from Ripley, was not injured, the OHP report said. Another passenger, Travis Lee Whitefield, 21, also from Ripley, refused treatment, the OHP report said.
If convicted of driving under the influence and causing the fatal one-vehicle collision, Webb could receive a prison sentence from four years to life, court records show.