OHP: Person dies after multi-vehicle collision on I-35

Firefighters and Troopers were quick on the scene of the accident just before 8 a.m. Photo courtesy of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Two Guthrie people and a Texas man were transported to hospitals following a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 35 Thursday morning.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Edmond Police Department, Edmond Fire Department, and EMSA responded to the northbound lanes of the interstate at mile marker 144 north of Covell Road at 7:43 a.m.

The crash involved 59-year-old Don Channel, of Guthrie, 32-year-old Stanley R. Linzy, of Dennison, Texas, and 20-year-old Mackenzie Rowell, of Guthrie.

According to a collision report composed by OHP states Channel was driving a 2005 International flatbed wrecker in the southbound lanes. Both Stanley and Rowell were driving their vehicles in the northbound lanes of I-35.

Troopers report the wrecker truck went through the cable barrier and struck Linzy’s 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 truck and then struck Rowell’s 2017 Honda HR-V. The Ram and Honda’s airbags were deployed.

Linzy was transported by EMSA to OU Medical Center and was later pronounced dead by hospital staff due to injuries sustained in the collision.

Rowell was transported by a personal vehicle to Integris Medical Center where she was treated and released with a hand injury.

Channel, the owner of D&S Wrecking in Guthrie and who previously served as a city councilman, was pinned in the wrecker for 20 minutes until firefighters could free him by utilizing the Hurst tool. He was transported to OU Medical and admitted in serious condition with internal injuries.

Troopers show seatbelts were in use by Linzy and Rowell.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation.


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