Mother killed, 2 children injured in Calera crash

CALERA, Okla. (KXII) - A semi and car collided in Calera Monday night, killing a mother and critically injuring her two children.

Police said Tuesday morning Mindi Brock, the woman injured in the crash had died from her injuries, and one of her two children injured remains in critical condition. The other is expected to recover, police said.

Police say Brock was on Main Street headed east trying to cross US Highway 69/75 around 7 p.m. Monday when a southbound semi struck her SUV.

Hyde said Brock was a Bryan County resident.

"The driver of the second vehicle, the small SUV, was a local resident and had two of her daughters," said Calera Police Chief Don Hyde.

Both girls were flown to a Dallas hospital for treatment.

The semi driver walked away without injury. Hyde said he claims his light was green when he crashed into the SUV.

"For reasons unknown, (Brock) turned into the path of a southbound SUV and semi. A larger SUV missed them, and the semi made contact with the driver (Brock)," said Hyde.

Taylor Shives was one of the first people on the scene.

"And they were breaking the back glass, and then a nurse was climbing in through the back and we saw a little girl in the back, a little girl in the front, and then a mom in the front laying over the little girl," Shives said. "Two men grabbed the back door and just ripped it off. And then my mom just sat there holding her hand."

Shives said she called 911 four or five times.

"Oh it was terrifying. I was shaking looking at my mom. I was in tears myself cause those are little bitty girls," Shives said.

Hyde said OHP did a full reconstruction Tuesday morning to find out what caused the crash.

"And all I ask is that if folks believe in prayer that they shoot those out," Hyde said.