Oklahoma woman dies after head-on collision

A 22-year-old woman was killed in a head-on collision early Friday morning in rural Pottawatomie County. The small community of Konawa mourns the death of Shelby Gentry, a recent graduate of Oklahoma State University. The driver of the other car, a 23-year-old man, was taken to a nearby hospital. | MORE | OHP: 22-year-old woman dies after head-on crash in Pottawatomie County “Shelby was truly the most impressive person I’ve ever met,” Gentry’s boyfriend Connor Auld said. “Shelby made me a better man, and I was honored to be a part of his life.” He described Gentry as someone who was very caring and had an incredible work ethic. Oklahoma Highway Patrol believes Gentry crossed the center line of the freeway and hit another car. The accident happened on Highway 39, just north of Konawa. “You have two vehicles going at these highway speeds at 65-70 miles per hour,” said Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Eric Foster. “The only thing between you is those lines painted on the pavement.” Foster said Oklahoma Highway Patrol is still investigating the crash, but he reminded drivers of the importance of staying aware and wearing their seatbelts.

A 22-year-old woman was killed in a head-on collision early Friday morning in rural Pottawatomie County.

The small community of Konawa mourns the death of Shelby Gentry, a recent graduate of Oklahoma State University.

The driver of the other car, a 23-year-old man, was taken to a nearby hospital.

| MORE | OHP: 22-year-old woman dies after head-on crash in Pottawatomie County

“Shelby was truly the most impressive person I’ve ever met,” Gentry’s boyfriend Connor Auld said. “Shelby made me a better man, and I was honored to be a part of his life.”

He described Gentry as someone who was very caring and had an incredible work ethic.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol believes Gentry crossed the center line of the freeway and hit another car.

The accident happened on Highway 39, just north of Konawa.

“You have two vehicles going at these highway speeds at 65-70 miles per hour,” said Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Eric Foster. “The only thing between you is those lines painted on the pavement.”

Foster said the Oklahoma Highway Patrol is still investigating the crash, but he reminded drivers of the importance of staying aware and wearing your seatbelt.