By Conrad Dudderar
A Yukon woman faces felony charges after a teen died in a three-vehicle crash just east of Yukon.
Yukon’s Cassandra Ann Bray, 40, was arrested under suspicion of driving under the influence in a traffic collision that occurred at 11:22 p.m. Oct. 29 on U.S. Highway 66 near the Kilpatrick Turnpike.
Lacey Jo Martin, 16, died around 9 p.m. Nov. 10 after spending nearly two weeks in the intensive care unit at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.
She was a back-seat passenger in a 2013 Chevy Cruze driven by Elk City’s Tiffany Ann Cook that was struck by Bray’s 2017 Ford Edge.
Bray was driving westbound in the inside lane of Hwy 66 at a “high rate of speed” while intoxicated, according to an Oklahoma City police report.
Bray failed to react to her “closing rate” on the westbound Chevy Cruze “until right before impact,” officer Jeffrey Hauck’s report indicates.
The Yukon woman tried to swerve right but the driver’s side front of her Ford Edge impacted with the Chevy Cruze’s passenger side rear.
The vehicle crossed the center median and entered the eastbound Hwy 66 inside lane where it collided with a 2006 Mitsubishi Galant driven by an Oklahoma City teen.
The Chevy Cruze flipped onto its driver’s side before coming to a rest, partially in the grass median and partially in the eastbound Hwy 66 inside lane.
BAC OF .12
Oklahoma City Police arrested Bray at the scene for driving under the influence. She was taken to Oklahoma City Police headquarters for a breath test which showed her blood alcohol content was .12.
Bray was booked into the Canadian County Jail for causing a DUI injury accident. She posted bond and was released from custody before Lacey Martin died at the hospital from the severe injuries she sustained.
Cook, the driver of the Chevy Cruze, suffered six broken ribs and a ruptured spleen.
Two other people who were riding her vehicle also were injured. A second back-seat passenger suffered severe injuries and was in the intensive care unit while the front-seat passenger was treated for minor injuries.
The driver of the Mitsubishi Galant suffered a broken leg in the crash. The front-seat passenger in that vehicle was treated for minor injuries.