9-year-old survives fatal wreck that left two dead

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OKLAHOMA CITY — A 9-year-old child survived a fatal wreck that left two dead.

It happened Sunday night near SE 149th just west of Harrah Road, but the wreckage wasn’t discovered until Monday morning.

A woman and a child were already dead when help arrived at the scene. Only a 9-year-old girl was found alive.

Residents nearby actually found the car.

They said they were on their porch when they heard a loud motorcycle.

“We heard a motorcycle driving by going insanely fast,” Ryan Boyce said.

Then they heard tires screeching, and then a loud crash.

“We hear this loud screech, a big crash, and we knew we’d heard an accident,” Boyce said.

Ryan Boyce and his family live nearby and called police. When police couldn’t find the car last night, that same family went looking this morning.

“This morning, my brother couldn’t shake the feeling that somebody was out there hurt, someone could be dying. He drove out here by himself and found the accident and immediately called the police,” Boyce said.

Crash investigators are trying to figure out how a car veered so far off the road Sunday night. They looked all over and couldn’t find a vehicle Sunday night.

But daylight Labor Day morning changed everything.

Police said a 9-year-old girl was the only passenger alive Monday morning. They said she was talking when paramedics rushed her to the hospital.

Boyce is shaken by the discovery of the crash.

“They could still by laying out there, and that little girl could be dead now. We could’ve been there at the last minutes of her saving point,” Boyce said.

With little to go on, police are trying to piece together what happened as one family is praying for another.

“I’m just praying for that family whoever they are, I don’t know who they are yet, but God bless you,” Ryan said.

We’re told the little girl is in serious condition at OU Children’s Hospital.

Authorities have identified the victims as Tera Mattingly, 29, and Zoey Mattingly, 8.

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