Officials in South Bend, Indiana, confirming now that former OU standout quarterback and longtime broadcaster, 60-year-old Steve Davis, is one of the two people who died aboard a private jet that crashed late Sunday afternoon into three houses there in South Bend.
The other fatality has been identified as 58-year-old Wesley Bryan Caves.
Officials say the jet took off from Tulsa's Riverside Airport and was preparing to land in South Bend at the time of the crash. Early reports indicate that that the jet clipped one house, slammed into a second house, and came to rest by a third structure.
Two others on board the plane, identified as Jim Rodgers and Christopher Evans, were injured, as was one person on the ground at the time of the crash.
Records indicate the jet was owned by 7700 Enterprise out of Helena, Montana, even though Caves worked out of Tulsa at a firm known as DigiCut Systems, where paint overlay and window film are made.
Davis led the Sooners to back-to-back national championships in 1974 and 1975. His combined record as the starting quarterback for the Sooners was 32-1-1.
Davis also spent some 18 years as a college football broadcaster on CBS college football telecasts.
Davis was a native of Sallisaw and lived in Tulsa.
Oklahoma Sooner football legend and broadcaster Steve Davis, dead at the age of 60.