Town Where 12 and 13-Year-Old Girls Killed When 14-Year-Old Crashed Car During Police Chase Can’t Contain Pain

Bradley Ryder - Author

Aug. 14 2017, Updated 6:05 p.m. ET

A deadly car crash happened — but shouldn’t have. Consequently, an Oklahoma town is trying to heal from unspeakable pain after a horrific crash that killed two teenage girls last week. One of them was laid to rest today. The heartbreaking video of the fatal crash can be seen below.

Katana Richey (some sources use the spelling, “Katana Richley), like other girls her age, was supposed to have a long life ahead of her. Sunday, she would have likely watched the Teen Choice Awards; she would have returned to school on Monday, and she would still be enjoying life as a girl coming of age. However, according to a sobering report, it would not be so.

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Richey, 13, was one of five occupants in a car that was involved in a fatal crash in Woodward, Oklahoma. A law enforcement officer observed a motorist driving through a stop sign without coming to a complete stop at about 1:00 a.m. Officers tried to pull over the driver, to no avail; he sped off at a high rate of speed.

According to police reports, after a brief police pursuit, the 14-year-old male driver lost control of his vehicle and flipped several times before coming to rest. Three occupants were ejected during the single-car accident.


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