Family Of Deadly Crash Victim Remembers His Life, Tragic Death

Sunday, January 16th 2022, 10:28 pm


Just over two months after a teen died in a head-on crash near Purcell, family and friends are still left in shock.

Alicia Miller says it all happened so fast, when she got a call saying her son, 15-year-old Tyler Durham was involved in a crash on December 2nd.

She quickly started driving towards him, praying that he would be okay.

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"I just dropped to my knees, and I was hoping and praying that it was a nightmare," said Miller.

"Unfortunately, it wasn’t."

That nightmare became a reality for Miller and her family when they were told he had passed away.

"We sat around and cried because it was just unbelievable," Miller said. "We really just couldn't believe what had just happened."

Durham was in the car along with 39-year-old Kimberly Hartline and her daughter, 18-year-old Madysun Faber, as well as a two-year-old toddler.

They were driving on Highway 39, one mile west of Purcell when they were hit.

"OHP came up from the scene of the accident and said that basically said that the only survivor of the SUV was the two-year-old in the car seat," said Miller.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said 34-year-old Patricia Lynn McLoed became impatient with other drivers in front of her and attempted to pass them near the top of a hill in a no-passing zone, and that’s when she hit the SUV.

According to court records, McLoed admitted she makes a vodka-based, marijuana-infused liquid that she uses throughout the day for medical reasons and had consumed a wine glass amount of liquid throughout the day before the crash.

She was charged with three counts of manslaughter. Miller said her son was on his way to watching his girlfriend play in a basketball game.

"I want to be the voice for the ones that were taken too soon," said Miller. Especially Tyler, Kim and Madysun. "They all deserve that."