Police release video of short pursuit that killed woman and daughter in Oklahoma City
Video taken from a police officer's body camera shows a short pursuit of a driver of a pickup that hit another vehicle and killed a woman and her daughter in southwest Oklahoma City.
A police officer tried to stop the driver of a pickup on a traffic violation about 5:40 p.m. Friday near SW 40 and Villa Avenue. The driver sped away, ran a stop sign and hit a sporty utility vehicle at SW 44 and Villa.
The collision killed Tonya Horn, 43, and her daughter Rylee Ewald, 8, of Yukon, who were in the SUV. The driver of the SUV, Eric Ewald, was thrown from the vehicle upon impact and was listed in serious condition at a local hospital as of Tuesday, according to a court affidavit.
During the 23-second pursuit, the driver reached an estimated speed of about 80 mph, an officer said on the video taken before the collision.
Andrew Munoz, 27, the driver of the pickup was arrested.
Munoz and Deanna Alvarez, 35, a passenger in the pickup, were both taken to a local hospital after the wreck, treated for their injuries and later booked into the Oklahoma County jail.
During a search of the pickup, police found nearly 14 grams of methamphetamine in Munoz’s possession and methamphetamine inside Alvarez’s purse. Alvarez also had a loaded gun inside her purse at the time of the wreck, according to the court affidavit.
Munoz and Alvarez are being held at the jail on complaints of murder, drug trafficking, possession of drug proceeds and possession of a firearm while in the commission of a felony.
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