Oklahoma Highway Patrol releases details on fatal I-35 collision

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PAYNE COUNTY, Okla —

A fatal collision occurred 10 miles north of Guthrie leaving the passenger of the vehicle dead and the driver of the vehicle in critical condition.

Around 12:01 p.m, Joy D. Mora, 35, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet southbound on I-35 in the outside lane, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

She swerved left and departed the roadway left striking the guardrail and cable barrier, troopers said.

The vehicle rolled one time, ejecting the passenger, and landing on its wheels in the northbound lane, troopers said. Mora was pinned for approximately 15 minutes before being freed by the Guthrie Fire Department.

The passenger, Austin Alexander, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene from head and trunk internal injuries, troopers said.

Mora was transported by AirEvac to OU Medical Center. She was admitted in critical condition with head and trunk internal injuries, troopers said.

Alexander and Mora were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident, troopers said.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation.

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