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July 20, 2011

Monday wreck near Cushing under investigation

CUSHING, Okla. — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is awaiting blood test results to determine if alcohol was a factor in a collision Monday near Cushing, Trooper Anthony Harper said.

Meryl Myers, 42, of Yale, was driving a 2006 Pontiac west on Granstaff Road and was hit by a 2009 Nissan when she attempted to turn south onto Linwood Avenue, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. The Nissan, driven by Mandi Alexander, 34, of Cushing, was heading north on Linwood Avenue.

Myers was pinned for about 30 minutes before the Cushing Fire Department freed her, OHP reports.

Myer’s condition was not available. Alexander was treated at Cushing Regional Hospital and released.

A sample of Myers’ blood was taken after the wreck to determine if alcohol was a factor in the collision, Trooper Anthony Harper said. The crash is under investigation pending blood test results. The investigating trooper listed failure to yield as the accident's cause.

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