An Oklahoma City woman is out on bond after being charged with first-degree manslaughter following a vehicle crash that killed one person this past August.
The August 13 crash took place on State Highway 33 just east of Country Road 76. As a result, 73-year-old Sharon Maloy, of Oklahoma City, died at the scene. Related article: Crash on SH-33 claims a life; another seriously injured
At the time of the incident, troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the crash was due to a wrong-way incident.
Now, more details are available.
According to witnesses in a trooper’s report, Tyler Lyn Haley, 59, of Oklahoma City, was driving her Cadillac SUV westbound in the eastbound lanes and striking Maloy’s vehicle.
According to one witness prior to the incident, they saw the Cadillac turn from a residential neighborhood onto the highway in the wrong direction.
The report also shows Haley’s blood alcohol content was 0.169, which is double the legal limit.
Haley, who was mediflighted to a hospital from the scene, was also driving with an expired driver’s license.
Troopers say their conclusion of the investigation was Haley was driving in the wrong direction while having a blood alcohol content above the legal limit.
Haley was charged with first-degree manslaughter (DUI), or in the alternative first-degree manslaughter (driving the wrong direction), or in the alternate first-degree manslaughter (driving without a valid driver’s license).
She was charged and released on a $30,000 bond after pleading not guilty on November 30.
A court date has been set for Feb. 23, 2023.