By Conrad Dudderar
Senior Staff Writer
A Hinton woman was booked into the Canadian County Jail for her role in a Monday morning crash on Interstate 40 that killed a Yukon man.
A two-vehicle fatality traffic collision occurred at about 8:24 a.m. May 11 on I-40 just west of mile marker 119 in western Canadian County, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
Yukon’s Matthew Rousey, 35, was pronounced dead at the scene from head and trunk internal injuries after the 2018 Ford F-350 he was driving was struck by a 2010 Nissan Altima driven by Hinton’s Melissa May Seuffert, 33.
Seuffert was booked into the Canadian County Jail in El Reno at 2:41 p.m. Monday on a complaint of second-degree murder. Formal charges are pending.
Rousey and Seuffert were both westbound on I-40 when the collision occurred.
Seuffert’s car “was traveling at a high rate of speed and struck” Rousey’s pickup in the rear, according to an OHP report.
The impact caused the truck to leave the roadway to the right and roll multiple times, the report indicates. Rousey was ejected from his vehicle.
Seuffert’s car left the roadway to the left and struck a cable barrier before both vehicles came to rest in the grass, the OHP reported.
Seuffert was taken by Pafford EMS to Integris Baptist Center with internal trunk injuries.
She was treated and released from the hospital before being booked into the county jail.
The crash was investigated by trooper Matthew Conway of OHP’s traffic homicide unit.
Seuffert received a seven-year deferred sentence in April 2019 in Canadian County District Court after pleading guilty to a felony charge of driving under the influence of drugs. She has previous misdemeanor convictions in Canadian County for public intoxication and outraging public decency.