Multiple agencies investigating fatal accident on Interstate 35
Ponca City Now - July 24, 2018 9:52 am
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investgation is assisting the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and other agencies with an investigation into a fatal accident that occurred Monday evening in Payne County.
The vehicle, described as a gray van, was traveling southbound on 1-35 south of Stillwater when it crossed the divider and rolled several times. One female was confirmed killed in the accident.
OSBI is investigating this accident because it may have a connection to another ongoing investigation.
The collision occurred about 7 p.m. Monday on Interstate 35 at mile marker 172, approximately 13 miles west and 2 miles south of Stillwater, OK, in Payne County.
The 2010 Chevrolet Conversion van was driven by Pennie Shoebridge, 54, from San Antonio, Texas. She was pronounced dead on the scene by Medical Examiner Rory Garien from a head injury.
The van was southbound on I-35 and for an unknown reason swerved left and entered into a broad slide. The van then struck the cable barrier, went air borne, and rolled 1 ½ times, coming to rest on the east side of northbound I-35. Shoebridge was partially ejected from the vehicle and pinned for 7 hours and 35 minutes, until extricated by medical examiner Rory Garien.
The Highway Patrol reported the odor of alcohol at the scene.
The cause of the collision remains under investigation by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Game Warden Emily Long, the Logan County Sheriff’s Department, the Payne County Sheriff’s Department, LifeNet, the Stillwater Fire Department, the Crescent Fire Department, and the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office.