Two dead, one injured after fatal accident in Comanche Co.

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An Arizona woman injured in a Comanche Co. wreck that took the life of two Elgin residents is now facing two counts of manslaughter.

On Sept. 10, OHP were called to an accident on US 62 just north of Glover road and 4 miles west of Elgin.

According to the accident report, Teresa Nelson was northbound on the highway when another car — driven by Nina Holden — struck Nelson’s car head-on.

Nelson’s car rolled and came to rest on its roof.

Authorities said Elgin firefighters worked two hours to free Nelson from her car with the jaws of life.

Bradley Upshaw was a passenger in nelson’s car and he was trapped inside for more than an hour.

Holden was pinned for about an hour and a half hours before being freed.

Holden was the only one to survive the crash.

Nelson died at the scene while Upshaw passed away from his injuries a few weeks after the accident.

On Tuesday the Comanche County district attorney filed manslaughter charges against Holden.

According to court documents, Holden was driving under the influence at the time of the crash.

Records show Holden’s blood-alcohol level was more than 3 times the legal limit.

A warrant has been issued for Holden’s arrest, but has yet to appear in the Comanche County Jail.

If Holden is convicted she could face no more than 8 years in prison


DPS officials have confirmed that the passenger of the second vehicle, Bradley Upshaw, 36, of Elgin, has died.

Officials are investigating a fatal accident that took the life of an 83-year-old Oklahoma woman and injured two others.

The accident happened on Tuesday evening at approximately 5:30 p.m. on US 62 north of Glover Road.

OHP said the driver of a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu, Nina Holden, 32, of Arizona, was southbound on US 62, and the driver of a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt, Teresa Nelson, 83, of Elgin, and a passenger, Bradley Upshaw, 36, of Elgin, were northbound when the Chevrolet Malibu struck the Chevy Cobalt head-on.

The driver of the Chevrolet Malibu came to a stop on the east shoulder and the Chevy Cobalt rolled over and landed upside down.

Holden is in serious condition with internal, external and leg injuries.

Nelson was pinned for about two hours. First responders used the Jaws of Life to recover her body.

Nelson was pronounced dead at the scene and her body was sent to the medical examiner’s office.

Upshaw was pinned for about an hour and a half before being freed using the Jaws of Life.

Upshaw was airlifted to OU Medical in serious condition with internal and leg injuries.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Stick with Texoma’s Homepage, as we work to learn more information.

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