NPD Investigates Injury Collision near 60th Avenue and Alameda

Date of Press Release: 
Mon, 11/20/2017
Press Release By: 
Sarah Jensen

The Norman Police Department responded to a report of an injury collision near the intersection of Alameda Street and 60th Avenue on Saturday at 2:40 p.m. The preliminary investigation of the collision indicates that a Chevrolet Malibu  was traveling southbound on 60th Avenue when it entered the intersection and struck a Chevrolet Suburban. The driver of the Chevrolet Malibu stated that she did not see the other vehicle before entering the intersection. Upon impact, the Chevrolet Suburban began to skid sideways. The Chevrolet Suburban left the roadway, slid down a 20-foot hill, rolled over onto its side, and struck a tree.

The driver of the Chevrolet Malibu has been identified as 19-year-old Brittany Peppel of Oklahoma City. Peppel was not
injured during the collision. She was cited for failure to stop.

The driver of the Chevrolet Suburban has been identified as 47-year-old Becki Pitchford of Norman. Pitchford was
transported by EMSSTAT to OU Medical Center for serious but non-life threatening injuries. She was extricated from the vehicle by the Norman Fire Department.

The four passengers of the Chevrolet Suburban have been identified as:

  • 65-year-old Valarie Patton of Edmond, Oklahoma. Patton was transported by EMSSTAT to OU Medical Center for serious but non-life threatening injuries. She was extricated from the vehicle by the Norman Fire Department.
  • 49-year-old Gina Kennedy of Noble, Oklahoma. She was transported by EMSSTAT to Norman Regional Hospital – Porter Campus for serious but non-life threatening injuries. She was extricated from the vehicle by the Norman Fire Department.
  • 15-year-old Kaitlyn Kennedy of Noble, Oklahoma. She was transported by EMSSTAT to OU Children’s Hospital for minor injuries.
  • 15-year-old Hannah McLurley. She was transported by EMSSTAT to OU Children’s Hospital for serious but non-life threatening injuries. She was extricated from the vehicle by the Norman Fire Department.

Alameda Street was closed for approximately two hours while the scene was investigated.