Fatality on H.E. Bailey Turnpike

An Oklahoma City woman died in fatality collision on the H.E. Bailey Turnpike after a metal box was thrown from a truck following impact with another vehicle on Wednesday.

The collision occurred around 6:22 a.m. on the H.E. Bailey Turnpike at mile marker 102 eastbound, four miles west of Newcastle in McClain County. 

A flatbed truck was eastbound, attempting a U-turn and was struck by a second vehicle. After impact a large metal box was thrown from the flatbed truck into the westbound lanes, striking a third vehicle headed westbound, according to OHP.

The driver of the third vehicle, Analyssa Orjuela,  31, expired at the scene from massive injuries sustained in the collision. 

The driver of the flatbed truck, Michael Morris, 49, of Newcastle, was transported by Tuttle EMS to OU Medical Hospital and treated and released with head and leg injuries. The passenger of the flatbed truck, Robert Beasley, 49, of Blanchard, was transported by Tuttle EMS to OU Medical Hospital where he was admitted in serious condition with head injuries. The driver of the second vehicle, Edwardo Ponce Garcia, 42, of Lawton, was transported by McClain/Grady EMS to OU Medical Center where he was treated and released with trunk internal injuries, according to OHP. 

In addition to OHP, the Blanchard Police Department, the Newcastle Fire Department, the Turnpike Authority and the Grady County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene. 

The roadway was closed for nearly four hours following the collision, the OHP report said. 

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