The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has identified the woman who died in a three-vehicle crash on State Highway 33 Friday morning.
45-year-old Gayle Lynn Lanoy, of Piedmont and a Cedar Valley resident, died due to internal and external injuries.
The other victim was identified as 39-year-old Christopher Wayne Easley of Edmond. Easley was transported to OU Medical Center by a medical helicopter. He was admitted in critical condition with arm, leg, internal and external injuries. Related article: Person dies from Highway 33 crash; highway reopened
Easley is a volunteer firefighter with the Woodcrest Fire Department.
The third vehicle involved was a 2019 Kenworth tractor-trailer, driven by 57-year-old Hurcel Newton McCutcehn (who was not injured), of Tryon, Okla.
According to a crash report by OHP, the tractor trailer and Lanoy’s 2021 Toyota 4Runner were traveling westbound on SH-33 and Easley was eastbound.
At 8:25 a.m., the 4Runner stopped to make a legal turn onto Pennsylvania Ave. when she was struck from behind by the tractor-trailer. The impact caused the 4Runner to continue to travel into the eastbound lane and colliding head on with Easley’s 2017 GMC truck.
The collision caused the 4Runner to erupt in flames, which could be seen miles away.
Easley was pinned for 30 minutes before being freed by the Guthrie Fire Department.
Lanoy was ejected approximately 30 feet from her vehicle.
OHP reports the cause of the collision and condition of driver remain “under investigation.”