A McLoud man sentenced to serve the next 20 years in prison for the 2016 traffic-related death of a local man is awaiting transfer to the Department of Corrections, with DOC records showing it's not the first time he's been in prison for alcohol-related convictions.

A McLoud man sentenced to serve the next 20 years in prison for the 2016 traffic-related death of a local man is awaiting transfer to the Department of Corrections, with DOC records showing it's not the first time he's been in prison for alcohol-related convictions.

While awaiting transfer, Richard Ray Dean, 62, remains jailed in the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center.

He was sentenced in Pottawatomie County District Court on charges of second-degree murder, driving under the influence of alcohol and a third count of DUI - causing an accident involving great bodily injury, with those charges stemming from a fatal crash that killed one motorcyclist and injured another.

That accident occurred about 8:30 p.m. April 3, 2016 on S.E. 29th/Oklahoma Street in McLoud, said McLoud Police Chief Tom Pringle. Tim Spurgin, 44, died from injuries suffered in that crash and James Fultz suffered serious injuries.

Witnesses reported a vehicle driven by Dean crossed the center line and collided with two motorcycles — Spurgin was riding one motorcycle and Fultz was riding the other, the chief reported.

Spurgin was taken to St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries. Fultz was transported by REACT EMS ambulance to an Oklahoma City hospital for treatment of injuries.

Believing alcohol played a factor in the accident, Pringle said officers arrested Dean at the scene of the crash that night and he was jailed on a $500,000 bond.

Dean was scheduled for a jury trial in November 2016, but instead he entered a plea of guilty to the filed charges in the case.

During his formal sentencing, Dean received a 20-year prison term in the second-degree murder count, along with three years in prison for each of the other two felony counts, running concurrently, with him receiving credit for time in jail since last April.

According to records from the Department of Corrections, Dean served prison time and probation for Oklahoma County charges filed in 2001 for two counts of driving under the influence after a former DUI conviction.