OKC Sports Director Killed in Weekend Crash

FTVLive first told you the sad news on Saturday. KFOR Sports Anchor Bob Barry Jr. died Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle crash near NW 142 and May Avenue in northwest Oklahoma City.

Officers arrested the driver of the car that collided with Barry's motor scooter.

Gustavo Castillo Gutierrez, 26, was booked into Oklahoma County jail Saturday evening on complaints of manslaughter, making an illegal U-turn, causing an accident without a driver's license and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

KFOR-TV confirmed his death Saturday evening.

He was 58 and is survived by his wife, Gina, and four children.

Barry, the son of legendary Oklahoma City sportscaster Bob Barry Sr., replaced his father as KFOR’s sports director in 1997 and worked at the station more than 30 years. He also hosted a morning talk radio show Monday through Friday on The Sports Animal radio network.

“I’m just devastated by this,” said Sports Animal afternoon host Al Eschbach. “He was an absolutely wonderful person.”

Even after Bob Barry Sr.’s death in November 2011, his son kept the “junior.”

“What I loved about him was his relationship with his dad, the way he and his dad treated each other at work,” Iven said. “His dad would come in, and Bobby would go over and give his dad a kiss on the cheek. 

“Theirs was what every father-son relationship should be like.”

H/T The Oklahoman