Former Sooner Jimbo Elrod Killed In Single Car Wreck Posted: Dec 12, 2016 9:17AM CSTCole Poland, News 9 James "Jimbo" Elrod was killed in a single car wreck on Turner Turnpike near Chandler early Monday morning. Elrod played for the Sooners 1973-1975, was a part of both the 1974 and 1975 national championship teams, and earned consensus All-American status in 1975. Elrod's wife, Diana, was also in the car at the time and was taken to the hospital in serious condition. James was pronounced dead at the scene. Oklahoma Highway Patrol says James, the driver, drifted off the road to the right and when he tried to correct, hit a guardrail, causing the car to vault "end over end multiple times coming to rest in a ravine." James was ejected out of the car through the sunroof. Stay with News 9 for more information.