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Toddler Dies – Blackwell, Oklahoma Police Arrest Driver on Criminal DUI Charges

By Roy Dickinson, Attorney & David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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A two-year-old toddler was killed as a result of an automobile accident in Oklahoma. According to Blackwell police, the driver of a pickup truck, Ashlee Nicole Martindale, 25, ran into the back of a Dodge Neon in the 4000 block of West Doolin Avenue. Colleen Wood, 19, Destiny Turner, 18, and two-year-old Maraya Turner were in the Dodge Neon at the time of the accident. Wood and Destiny Turner were taken to the hospital for treatment and their conditions were unknown. Maraya Turner was sadly pronounced dead at the hospital.

According to the police, Martindale was arrested on charges of driving under the influence, second-degree murder, possession of marijuana and possession of hydrocodone and alprazolam without a prescription.

Oklahoma Statute § 11-902, makes it unlawful for any person to drive, operate or be in control of a motor vehicle, whether on public roads, highways, streets, turnpikes, who:

• Has a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or more;
• Is under the influence of alcohol; and/or
• Is under the influence of any other intoxicating substance that may render a person incapable of safely driving a motor vehicle.

For more information on this topic, see Drunken Driver Hits Car, Toddler Dies.