Charges filed against man in connection to deadly NYE crash that killed Oklahoma mother

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Charges have been filed against a man who was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol following a deadly crash on New Year’s Eve.

Countless lives were forever changed after the fatal New Year’s Eve crash on the Kilpatrick turnpike near Wilshire.

Two little girls survived.

Their mother, 37-year-old Mandy Starkey-Carson, did not.

Mandy Starkey Carson, GoFundMe
Mandy Starkey Carson, GoFundMe

A close family friend, Nhu, an exchange student from Vietnam back visiting her former host family, is now fighting for her life.

Nhu, GoFundMe
Nhu, GoFundMe

Starkey-Carson’s friends and family are fighting through the pain, trying to be strong for Bella, 9 and Brinley, 4.

Craig Maker, 30, was arrested for driving under the influence.

A family friend told KFOR Maker was going 116 miles per hour when he crashed into the back of Starkey-Carson’s vehicle.

Amanda Carson was pronounced dead following a crash on the Kilpatrick Turnpike.
Amanda Carson was pronounced dead following a crash on the Kilpatrick Turnpike.

Starkey-Carson and Nhu were both thrown from the vehicle.

According to court records, this is Maker’s fifth DUI arrest.

This week, charges were filed against Maker in connection to the deadly New Year’s Eve crash.

He is facing charges of second-degree murder, two counts of causing an accident resulting in great bodily injury while driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol involving a personal injury accident.

Craig Maker, Canadian County Jail
Craig Maker, Canadian County Jail

Click here for the Memorial for Mandy Starkey-Carson.

Click here for Nhu’s Emergency and Medical Fund.

There is also a Facebook page, pushing for a new law to crack down on repeat drunk drivers.

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