Newschannel 6 is learning new details about a deadly crash involving five teenagers from Quanah. One high school senior died in that horrific accident. Law enforcement is releasing new information to Newschannel 6 about what may have caused that crash.
Deputies say Audra O'Neal was traveling west bound on Mayfield road. She had four teen passengers in her car. Mayfield is a dirt road. The rear end of the car slipped as she hit a curve in the road. O'Neal overcorrected twice, causing the car to roll once. None of the teens was wearing a seatbelt. All of them were ejected from the car. O'Neal was pronounced dead at Quanah Hospital at 7:17 p.m. on September 18.
None of the other teens was seriously injured.
Deputies say O'Neal was not speeding, but was driving at an unsafe speed for the road conditions.
The investigation will now look into mechanics of the crash, which is routine. Nothing more suspected as cause of the crash
Monday morning the halls of Quanah High School were very quiet. That is because students are trying to grasp what happened Sunday night.
The halls of Quanah High School were somber as students and faculty gathered to pray for the loss of Audra O'neal and the other four injured teens. The surviving teens are listed in stable condition.
Now Quanah High School counselors are helping students get through this tragedy. Quanah ISD Counselor, Judy Campsey says, "We wanted to have counselors available immediately after the incident. We also have to do a follow up and check on those students who may be still grieving. Everybody does it differently and in a different time frame. We want to make sure they are still ok."
Quanah Superintendent Buddy Freeman says the community has been very supportive.
Superintendent Freeman comments, "There was a large crowd at the hospital last night (Sunday) offering their support for the families of all the students. But it is really neat, this is a close tight community. In a tragedy such as this everyone, everyone supports everyone."
Trooper Ha says there is no indication that drugs or alcohol were involved.
Audra's funeral will take place on Wednesday at 3 PM at Quanah Baptist Church.