Two people have died due to a multi-vehicle accident just east of Coyle.
Just before 5:00 pm Wednesday afternoon, crews responded to Highway 33 and Coyle Road where two vehicles collided head on killing one at the scene. A total of four cars were reported in the accident according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
Monica Antionette Dudley, 27, of Stillwater and Steven Thomas Soderling, 55, of Perkins, were the two victims who died as result of the crash.
Dudley, who was wearing a seat belt, died at the scene due to internal and external trunk, arm and leg injuries.
Soderling was not stable enough to be transported by Eagle Med from the scene. Instead, medics and firefighters transported Soderling to Mercy Logan County Hospital hoping to stabilize him to be transported via air to a Oklahoma City hospital, but later died at the hospital due to head, internal and external trunk, arm and leg injuries.
According to the report, Dudley was westbound on Highway 33 and crossed the center line and striking Soderling’s pick up truck. It is uncertain why the vehicle crossed the lane.
Two other vehicles and four people were involved in the accident. A 21-year-old Stillwater man injured his wrist, but three others in the fourth vehicle were not injured. Both vehicles struck Soderling’s vehicle.
Dudley was a Ph.D. Oklahoma State student in educational leadership and coordinator of the Retention Initiative for Student Excellence and Inclusion Leadership programs in the college’s Institutional Diversity organization, university officials said. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from OSU.
Soderling was employed at Guthrie’s Ace Hardware.