Girl, 11, killed in collision on western Oklahoma highway

An 11-year-old girl was killed Friday in a collision on State Highway 6 near Elk City, Oklahoma.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: June 30, 2014 at 9:07 pm •  Published: June 30, 2014
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An 11-year-old girl died in a collision Friday after the sport utility vehicle in which she was riding turned in front of an oncoming tractor-trailer, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

About 4:30 p.m, an SUV driven by Cathy Michelle Baker, 29, of Tishomingo, was traveling southbound on State Highway 6 in Beckham County with two child passengers when she attempted a left-hand turn into an eastbound lane of State Highway 152. Her vehicle was hit by a tractor-trailer driven by Steven Phillip Lay, 44, of Altus, who was traveling northbound on SH 6, troopers said.

The girl, whose name was not released, died at the scene. She was not wearing a seat belt, troopers said.

The second passenger in the SUV, a 12-year-old girl, was taken to OU Medical Center with head injuries. Baker was treated and released with minor injuries at Great Plains Regional Medical Center. Lay was not injured, troopers said.

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