- Published on Friday, 08 June 2012 08:59
One member of an Amarillo family died as a result of a crash on Interstate 40 early Thursday morning.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Raven Mathis, 17, was ejected from the 2002 Chevy when the driver apparently ran off the roadway, overcorrected and rolled nearly twice.
She was taken to Sayre Memorial Hospital with head and neck injuries.
The crash happened at the exit 26 on-ramp in the westbound lane. All were wearing seatbelts, and the cause of the crash was attributed to a sleepy driver.
The driver and other passengers in the truck suffered various injuries, including to the arm, shoulder and leg.
Treated and released were Gala, 54; Pauline, 56; Theola, 36; Caroll, 45; and Jasmine Mathis, 15.
Gala, Caroll and Jasmine were taken to Great Plains Regional Medical Center. The others were treated in Sayre.
The crash occurred at 2:30 a.m. Emergency responders from the Sayre Police and Fire Departments, the Beckham County Sheriff's Department, Elk City Fire Department and Sinor EMS assisted at the scene.