A victim’s life hangs in the balance after a wrong way, three-vehicle crash, Thursday on Interstate 35 in Moore.
The suspect died on the scene and is accused of slamming into three victims that were in two vehicles.
One of the victims, 48-year-old Brandi Toney, a Paul’s Valley mother, was on her way to work early Thursday morning.
Her family said after watching police body camera footage, they know officers did everything they could to save her.
“I figured if the good Lord saved her from the crash, he has allowed her to be here with us this much longer, there has got to be a purpose,” said the victim’s fiancé David Lansdale.
Brandi begged for help as a fire blazed under her hood. A team of Moore officers tried whatever they could to reach her. Video shows they pulled five fire extinguishers out of their own cars until firefighters and EMS arrived.
The officers refused to leave Toney, knowing the truck could explode at any second.
“She is pinned. They are trying to put the fire out and she is hollering for help,” said David Lansdale.
Her finance and family all back the blue.
Most of them have been in law enforcement and know the chaos officers faced at the scene.
The suspect, 37-year-old Jorge Pina, died on the interstate.
Moore police believe he was drunk while driving the wrong direction.
“We are concerned for his family and what they are going through. We have a lot of questions about him. What happened? Why did it happen? But our focus is on Brandi. There is nothing we can do to change it,” said David’s daughter, Jaccie Lansdale.
Brandi's family has lost many relatives in recent years and are praying Brandi pulls through.
She has severe injuries; her heart complications pose the largest risk to her currently.
Brandi has undergone numerous surgeries.
“Broken neck, broken back, broken collar bone, broken sternum...,” said David.
Yet somehow, she was not burned according to her family.
David said his fiancé has shown small signs of improvement, and to give her hope, he recently told her over video chat that she has something to look forward to when she gets out.
“I found out this morning that her son, they are expecting a child. So, on our video call today I got to tell her that,” said David. “Let her know she has got a reason for getting out of there,” he said.
The family continues to pray, but are thankful Brandi has a second chance. They credit the life-saving efforts of Moore police.
Brandi's family created a GoFundMe to help with medical expenses.