The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

April 6, 2013

Woman dies in head-on crash near Seiling

Staff reports
Enid News and Eagle

— A 39-year-old Oakwood woman was killed Friday afternoon after her car was struck head-on by a semi on U.S. 270, about 11 miles southeast of Seiling.

Susan Proffitt was pronounced dead at the scene following the 3:50 p.m. collision, according to an Oklahoma High Patrol report.

James Lierle, 36, of Calumet, who was driving the 2013 Mack truck, was taken by Seiling EMS to Seiling Hospital with possible head and body injuries. He was treated and released.

Proffitt’s passenger, Deborah Glover, 42, of Fairview, was taken by air evac to OU Medical Center with head and leg injuries, according to the report.

Lierle was southbound on U.S. 270 and went left of center and struck Proffitt’s 2008 Dodge Charger head-on. Proffitt was pinned for two hours before being freed by Seiling Fire Department personnel.

The report lists Lierle’s condition at the time of the collision as “illegal drugs.” Proffitt’s condition was listed as “apparently normal.”