The Edmond Sun

March 27, 2013

Police want to interview 2 Edmond teens

1 ‘car surfing’ victim continues to improve

MARK SCHLACHTENHAUFEN
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Investigators would like to speak with two teens who were occupants in the vehicle involved in the recent Edmond “car surfing” incident, police said.

Friday evening, two teens — a 16-year-old and a 15-year-old — were critically injured when the driver of an SUV, a Chevy Trailblazer, swerved while they were “car surfing” on Running Branch Road, which is located south of 15th Street and east of Bryant.

Wednesday afternoon, Edmond Police Department spokeswoman Jenny Monroe said the condition of the 16-year-old has not changed from critical. The 15-year-old has improved and has been speaking, but has significant injuries from which to recover, Monroe said.

One victim attends Santa Fe High School, while the other attends North High School.

Investigators believe about a half-dozen passengers, all teenagers, were inside the vehicle at the time of the incident. Monroe said investigators believe they have not yet spoken to two of them, and hope they will come forward.

Monroe said investigators have returned to the scene and are working on reconstructing exactly what happened.

At about 7:30 p.m. Friday, a call came in as a double auto-pedestrian incident on Running Branch, Monroe said in a previous report. Officers found two teens injured, lying in the street about 50 yards apart. Monroe said officers believe the car was traveling about 60 mph in the residential area.  



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