By Conrad Dudderar
A Blanchard teacher/coach was killed early Saturday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 40 at Czech Hall Road.
Blanchard’s Brookelynn Kay Selman, 25, died at the scene from injuries she sustained in the traffic collision. Selman was a middle school teacher and cheer coach at Blanchard Public Schools.
Oklahoma City Police responded at 5:03 a.m. Nov. 9 to the crash site after the vehicle Selman was driving hit a guardrail, flipped and landed on an embankment.
“She was driving on Czech Hall Road just south of N.W. 10th when, for unknown reasons, she drove off the roadway on the right side,” Oklahoma City Police Master Sgt. Gary Knight said. “After leaving the roadway, the vehicle went off the bridge and came to rest upside down in the outside westbound lane of I-40.
“The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.”
A Tuttle High School graduate, Selman studied elementary education at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha.
A Go Fund Me page was set up by Blanchard’s Sharon Northrip to raise funds for Selman’s memorial services.
The post describes Selman as a “beloved young woman, teacher, coach and friend so full of life” whose life ended “much too early” in the Saturday morning traffic crash:
“Brookelynn will be greatly missed by all the lives she touched in her short time here. The memories of her love, caring smile, compassion, and laughter will be remembered.”
A $10,000 goal was surpassed Tuesday morning on the online crowd-funding platform.
This message was posted Saturday night on the Blanchard High School Cheer Facebook page:
“Our hearts were broken today when we learned that news that our JR High cheer coach, Brookelynn Selman, lost her life in a tragic car accident early this morning.
“Our prayers go out to her family, her students, and to all of the JR High cheer squad. She was an amazing coach who loved her girls. She will be greatly missed.”