Joyce Osburn Killed in Oaks, OK, DUI Accident
Oaks, OK -- May 18, 2017, Joyce Osburn was killed following an accident where an alleged drunk driver caused a head-on collision.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol released preliminary details surrounding the incident, which they say took place at around 5:45 p.m. just north of Oaks.
According to police officials, 38-year-old Tammera Baker was traveling northbound along the roadway when her vehicle somehow lost control. It crossed over the center traffic line into the path of an oncoming vehicle, resulting in a head-on collision.
The driver of that vehicle, 80-year-old Osburn, was trapped in the vehicle with critical injuries. Rescue officials say she died before rescue teams could extract her.
Baker refused medical treatment. Police say that intoxication was a contributing factor in the accident, though they didn't say if Baker was issued any charges.
No further information has been released.
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