Teenage driver killed in Thursday night crash

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A 16-year-old girl was killed Thursday night in a head-on collision on Mustang Road.

Sgt. Gary Knight of Oklahoma City Police Department said Friday Rachel Scarberry, 16, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred shortly after 9 p.m. near SW 38th Street and Mustang Road.

Scarberry was driving a red Ford Focus northbound on Mustang Road when she veered left of center, striking a Ford F250 head-on. The other driver, who was not identified, was not injured, Knight said.

“It’s our understanding Ms. Scarberry had only had her license for a few weeks,” the sergeant said.

It was not known why Scarberry strayed into the other lane, and the investigation into the accident is expected to “take weeks,” Knight said.