SAYRE, Okla. (KFOR) – Authorities are investigating a crash that claimed the life of a 13-year-old Oklahoma girl in Beckham County.
Investigators say it began on Dec. 4 when officers with the Cordell Police Department and Sayre Police Department began pursuing a 2001 GMC Yukon.
Officials say the GMC was traveling westbound on OK-152 at a high rate of speed while crossing into the city limits of Sayre.
Sayre Chief of Police Ronnie Harrold says the vehicle was going around 110 miles per hour.
At that point, the 15-year-old driver lost control and hit a building.
Authorities say the driver was rushed to a nearby hospital in good condition. However, the 13-year-old passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
“We would like to express our greatest sympathy for the family in their time of loss. We would also like to extend our gratitude to each first responder who assisted with the event,” Harrold said in a statement.