Editor's note: This mugshot is from a previous arrest and booking at the Payne County Jail.
A Glencoe man involved in a fatal head-on collision Wednesday morning has been charged with second-degree murder in Payne County District Court.
If convicted, 23-year-old Tyler Forest Ryba faces between 10 years to life in prison after he collided with Karen Nelson's 2014 Chevrolet Sonic at about 5 a.m. east of Perkins city limits. The 59-year-old Stillwater woman was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a previous release from the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.
Second-degree murder is defined as "When perpetrated by an act imminently dangerous to another person and evincing a depraved mind, regardless of human life, although without any premeditated design to effect the death of any particular individual; or when perpetrated by a person engaged in the commission of any felony other than the unlawful acts ... of this act," according to Oklahoma statute.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol's Traffic Homicide Unit was investigating the collision and released little information about the collision, other than Nelson was traveling east on Highway 33 as Ryba drove west in a 2010 Impala. The collision occurred in the eastbound lane; there are only two lanes of travel on that stretch of the state highway.
Ryba had been admitted in stable condition to OU Medical Center with whole body injuries after a helicopter flew him to Oklahoma City. There has not been an affidavit filed in the case as of Friday afternoon.