Teenager Dies in McCurtain County Car Accident
Broken Bow -
A teenager is dead following a truck crash early Sunday morning.
16-year-old Sarah Ann Cofer of Idabel was a passenger in a 2002 Dodge pickup that drove off of US Highway 259 around 3:30 a.m., hit a guardrail, flew 30 feet through the air, and then landed on top of Cofer in a creek bed—according to a DPS report.
Cofer was reportedly pinned against the creek bed until being freed by Steel's Wrecker and the Broken Bow Fire Department.
The DPS report indicated that she was pronounced dead at the scene due to massive injuries and was taken to Bunch-Singleton Funeral Home in Broken Bow.
The driver of the pickup, 18-year-old William Zack Roy McReynolds of Broken Bow, was taken to McCurtain County Memorial Hospital with head and torso injuries—according to the report. McReynolds was reported to be in stable condition.
Another passenger, 18-year-old Crandle Talley of Broken Bow, was also reportedly taken to McCurtain County Memorial Hospital with arm and head injuries. Talley was also reported to be in stable condition.
A corrected DPS report mentioned a third passenger, 15-year-old Jennifer Michelle of Haworth, who was also taken to McCurtain County Memorial Hospital with head injuries, last known to be in stable condition.
The corrected report also indicated that Talley may have been the only one wearing a seatbelt.
The DPS trooper who investigated the accident determined that the driver, McReynolds, may have been driving under the influence of alcohol and that he may have fallen asleep right before the crash.