Driver charged with manslaughter, DUI in crash that killed 8-year-old

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NORMAN, Okla. – One person is dead and five others are injured after an accident involving multiple vehicles in Norman.

Authorities said the crash in alcohol-related and one of the drivers is behind bars facing serious charges.

Officials said State Highway 9, east of 168th Ave. SE was closed for about five hours following the crash Monday. Norman fatal DUI

They said a Ford Escape was driving eastbound on Highway 9 when it crossed the center line causing the crash involving the other vehicles, a Ford Explorer and a Dodge Ram truck.

Six people were taken to the hospital; one of them was flown in and later died.

Police said the driver, 29-year-old Kimberly Wenthold, is facing first-degree manslaughter and DUI charges.

Officials say 8-year-old Cadence Gordon was killed in the accident.

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