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Body in vehicle identified as 20-year-old Oklahoma woman

August 20, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say a vehicle that was pulled from a river with the body of a 20-year-old woman inside had run off of a roadway after striking a concrete median.

The vehicle was pulled from the North Canadian River in western Oklahoma City on Saturday. On Monday, officials identified the victim as Marissa Lanae Martinez of Lawton.

Officials say drivers called police about 2 a.m. Saturday to report seeing taillights in the water. The vehicle was later discovered in the river in the Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge, located just north of Lake Overholser.

Authorities say the vehicle was westbound on U.S. Highway 66 when it ran off the roadway and struck a concrete center median. The driver then overcorrected and the vehicle rotated clockwise, traveling cross the roadway and into the river.

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