A 19-year-old Edmond woman is dead following a fatality collision that occurred at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Waterloo and Broadway, said Jenny Wagnon, Edmond Police spokeswoman.
Dispatch received a call that involved two vehicles. Both vehicles were occupied by single drivers, Wagnon said.
“One of the drivers was confirmed deceased at the scene, Jordan DeShazer,” Wagnon said.
The other driver was Shuler Jones, a 22-year-old male, who was transported to Southwest Medical Center by EMSA.
Wagnon noted that Jones was northbound on Broadway and fell asleep; at which time his vehicle began traveling north in the southbound lanes.
“He then collided with Jordan DeShazer head-on,” she said. “Alcohol appears to be involved. We are waiting for toxicology to come back before determining that aspect. The investigation is ongoing.”
The Traffic Signal 30 Squad was notified. Lt. Acey Hopper responded along with members of the squad who took over the investigation.
Wagnon said she is meeting with the family to keep them updated on the investigation.
DeShazer played softball at Edmond Memorial High School and was a current student at the University of Central Oklahoma.
Shelley Cantrell said that DeShazer had been working for her company during the last year as part of an ACT prep class.
“She was just a great young lady and that’s how I got to know her,” Cantrell said. “She was starting to do some tutoring for us and she was a really smart girl. She helped by contributing in many ways because she was so talented.”
DeShazer was an outstanding young lady, Cantrell said. She was a pre-med student with the dream of becoming a neurologist and working with children.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes every day that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 53 minutes.
DeShazer is survived by her mother, father, two sisters, two nieces, two grandmothers and one grandfather, as well as numerous relatives, mentors, friends and a soulmate.
Her body will be laid to rest at 11 a.m. Saturday. The memorial service will be at New Covenant United Methodist Church of Edmond, 2700 S. Boulevard, under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you give to a trust that has been set up in Jordan’s name. The trust will be used to create a scholarship foundation to assist medical students in their final years of education.
Donations can be given at any Bank of Oklahoma, mention that the donation is for the Jordan DeShazer Memorial Fund.