Car Crash Takes The Lives Of Two Guthrie Teachers - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

Car Crash Takes The Lives Of Two Guthrie Teachers

Posted: Updated:
Two teachers killed in crash Two teachers killed in crash
PERKINS, Oklahoma -

A tragic head-on crash early Monday morning claimed the lives of two Guthrie Junior High School English teachers. 

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) said 24-year-old Jennifer Briggs and 27-year-old Heather Wilson were carpooling from Stillwater to their teaching jobs at Guthrie Junior High. The OHP said Briggs was driving her Ford Focus on westbound State Highway 33 near Redlands Road just before 7 a.m. 

OHP Spokesperson Lt. Betsy Randolph said 37-year-old Rocky Baca was driving a van east on 33, but he was driving in the westbound lane. Randolph said a witness said Jennifer Briggs tried to swerve to avoid the crash, but the van swerved into her car. Both young women died at the scene. 

“We did do a state blood draw on him to determine if he had any intoxicants in his system,” said Lt. Randolph. “He was able to talk to our investigators and he told them he might have fallen asleep while he was driving.” 

Baca was transported to OU Medical Center with serious injuries. Randolph said toxicology results will take around 30 days

10/27/2014 Related Story: Two Teachers Killed In Two-Vehicle Collision Near Perkins

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Politics

Breaking political news & the latest headlines from the state capitol & D.C.

Radars

See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.

Technology

Spend your money wisely with reviews of new tech gadgets & the latest news in technology.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive
Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.