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Woman's Death The 1st Since OK Silver Alert System Implemented

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According to the state's Silver Alert Coordinator, 74-year-old Eva Fryer is the first person in Oklahoma to be the subject of a Silver Alert and not be found safe since the program was put into effect in 2007. According to the state's Silver Alert Coordinator, 74-year-old Eva Fryer is the first person in Oklahoma to be the subject of a Silver Alert and not be found safe since the program was put into effect in 2007.
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According to the state's Silver Alert Coordinator, 74-year-old Eva Fryer is the first person in Oklahoma to be the subject of a Silver Alert and not be found safe since the program was put into effect in 2007.

Police lights lit up the area in Choctaw Wednesday night as Oklahoma County deputies made the discovery. A woman who had been missing since Tuesday morning was found dead along with her vehicle on the 4000 block of North McDonald Road.

“It appeared that she was actually involved in a single car accident which was later determined to be the reason she was deceased,” said Sgt. Ashley Peters with the Oklahoma City Police Department.        

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The Silver Alert was issued for Fryer on Wednesday. Authorities were searching for her, noting in the alert, she suffered from narcolepsy and had been recovering from pneumonia.

But it appeared she did not hit her brakes and crashed into a creek near a bridge that had been washed out and was blocked off.

It's the first ever fatality for a Silver Alert subject in the state, according to Gene Thaxton, Oklahoma Amber Alert and Silver Alert Coordinator.

In Kingfisher County, authorities reported a 77-year-old woman named Betty Simon was found dead in her vehicle back in 2012. According to Thaxton, a Silver Alert was issued for her, however her death was not considered a fatality of a Silver Alert subject because the alert was issued after she had already passed away.

It was one of nine alerts issued in our area in the last ten days. Thaxton said the average is between six and seven per month and 43-60 per year. This sudden spike is highly unusual, he said.

Authorities generally issue Silver Alerts when someone is under proven mental or physical disabilities and in danger of injury or death.

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