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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • ATV accident in Mannsville claims life of youth

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  • The Department of Public Safety reported two accidents out of Johnston County, one of which resulted in the death of a 12-year-old female.
    The DPS reported the juvenile was injured in an ATV accident at 7:13 p.m. Thursday in Mannsville. The female, whose name has been withheld, was riding a 2007 Yamaha Rhino ATV on private property and driving erratically when the left rear tire of the ATV separated from the wheel, which caused the vehicle to roll ¼ of a time before coming to rest on the juvenile.
    The female was transported by the Southern Oklahoma Ambulance Service to Mercy Hospital Ardmore and later transported by Eagle Med to Children’s Medical Center in Dallas where was pronounced dead due to injuries sustained from the collision.
    The report indicated the condition of the driver was apparently normal and the cause of collision was an inexperienced driver. The report also said during the next four to six weeks, Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers would conduct witness interviews, complete a technical investigation into the exact cause of the collision and investigate pre-trip events of the operator. Once toxicology results are received, an investigative report will be sent to the district attorney to determine what, if any criminal charges should be filed.
    Saturday evening, a female was injured while exiting a vehicle in motion. The incident took place at 8:51 p.m. on US Highway 377, seven miles north of Tishomingo. Garay R. Manriguez, a 20-year-old resident of Wapanucka was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pickup north with a passenger who was identified as Audrey N. Burns, an 18-year-old female from Davis. The report indicates Manriguez and Burns were involved in a verbal argument and as Manriguez conducted a right turn onto New York Road, Burns exited the vehicle. She was transported by Johnston County EMS to Mercy Hospital Tishomingo and transferred by Air Evac to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City where she was admitted in good condition with trunk internal and leg injuries.
    The condition of the driver was listed as apparently normal.

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