Accident claims the life of Frederick High student


Three injured

By Kathleen Guill - [email protected]



A cross marks the area where an accident claimed the life of a teenager.


Kathleen Guill | Press-Leader

Crews had to cut the top off of the vehicle to get the three passengers out, who were pinned inside the vehicle.


Kathleen Guill | Press-Leader

The Mustang was traveling westbound when it was hit by a semi truck in the rear of the passenger side while in the intersection of CR 183 and U.S. 183.


Kathleen Guill | Press-Leader

The Mustang was traveling westbound when it was hit by a semi truck in the rear of the passenger side while in the intersection of CR 183 and U.S. 183.


Kathleen Guill | Press-Leader

The Mustang was traveling westbound when it was hit by a semi truck in the rear of the passenger side while in the intersection of CR 183 and U.S. 183.


Kathleen Guill | Press-Leader

An accident claimed the life of one Frederick High student about 11 p.m. Friday.

A Ford Mustang carrying four teenagers was heading westbound on CR 183 when it collided with a semi truck that was heading southbound on U.S. 183.

The driver of the Mustang, 18-year-old Rowdy Morrow, sustained minor injuries and was transported by Tillman County EMS to Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton, where he was treated and released.

A passenger in the vehicle, a 17-year-old male, was transported by Air Evac to United Regional Hospital in Wichita Falls, Texas. He was admitted with a head injury.

Another passenger, a 16-year-old female, was ejected through the back window and thrown clear of the vehicle during the accident and was transported by Tillman County EMS to Comanche County Memorial Hospital. She was admitted in stable condition with head and other injuries.

The third passenger Noah-Rae Star Ault, 16 of Frederick was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS and Dr. Trent Mefford.

According to EMT Joey Copeland, when he arrived on scene, the driver was sitting across the road from the accident scene and the three passengers were pinned in. He cut the top off of the vehicle to help free the passengers, who were then transported in separate vehicles to the hospitals.

As of press time, one hospitalized minor was released and one has been moved out of the Intensive Care Unit and is recovering in her own hospital room.

According to one of the minor’s mothers, her son is doing well physically but she said he has a long road to heal emotionally and she’s thankful that her son is home.

The semi was driven by 46-year-old Mark Graves. He suffered no physical injuries.

Nobody was wearing seat belts in the Mustang, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

An account has been set up at Frazer Bank to help the grieving family with donations. To make a donation, call the bank at 580-335-5549 or visit the bank at 113 N. Main St. in Frederick.

A cross marks the area where an accident claimed the life of a teenager.
http://press-leader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_Accident-RGB.jpgA cross marks the area where an accident claimed the life of a teenager. Kathleen Guill | Press-Leader

Crews had to cut the top off of the vehicle to get the three passengers out, who were pinned inside the vehicle.
http://press-leader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_Wreck1-RGB.jpgCrews had to cut the top off of the vehicle to get the three passengers out, who were pinned inside the vehicle. Kathleen Guill | Press-Leader

The Mustang was traveling westbound when it was hit by a semi truck in the rear of the passenger side while in the intersection of CR 183 and U.S. 183.
http://press-leader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_Wreck2-BW.jpgThe Mustang was traveling westbound when it was hit by a semi truck in the rear of the passenger side while in the intersection of CR 183 and U.S. 183. Kathleen Guill | Press-Leader

The Mustang was traveling westbound when it was hit by a semi truck in the rear of the passenger side while in the intersection of CR 183 and U.S. 183.
http://press-leader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_Wreck2-CYMK.jpgThe Mustang was traveling westbound when it was hit by a semi truck in the rear of the passenger side while in the intersection of CR 183 and U.S. 183. Kathleen Guill | Press-Leader

The Mustang was traveling westbound when it was hit by a semi truck in the rear of the passenger side while in the intersection of CR 183 and U.S. 183.
http://press-leader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_Wreck2-RGB.jpgThe Mustang was traveling westbound when it was hit by a semi truck in the rear of the passenger side while in the intersection of CR 183 and U.S. 183. Kathleen Guill | Press-Leader
Three injured

By Kathleen Guill

[email protected]

Reach Kathleen Guill at 580-379-0588, ext. 2602.

Reach Kathleen Guill at 580-379-0588, ext. 2602.

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