Next of kin notified of man's death in Shawnee collision

Elisabeth Slay
The Shawnee News-Star
Oklahoma Highway Patrol

The family of 56-year-old George E. Payne Jr, of Deville, Louisiana, was notified of his death, which occurred as the result of an accident in Shawnee on Sunday, Nov. 15 around 3:42 a.m. near 45th Street and U.S. 177. 

According to a report just released from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 24-year-old Joshua Callahan of Seminole was driving with passenger Kimberly M. Corley of Shawnee southbound on U.S. 177 approaching 45th Street when the vehicle struck Payne as he was walking across U.S. 177 in a dark non-designated area.  

The report said Payne was pronounced dead at the scene.  

In addition, the report said the condition of Callahan, Payne and the cause of the collision are under investigation.  

The report also said the car's seat belts where equipped but it's unknown if they were in use, the air bags were equipped but didn't deploy and the two-lane divided roadway was clear and dry.