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The family of crash victim Shelley Mayo remains stunned after the road rage crash that took her life. (KTEN) The family of crash victim Shelley Mayo remains stunned after the road rage crash that took her life. (KTEN)
Shelley Mayo was one of two people killed in a road rage accident near Durant on July 13, 2019. (Courtesy) Shelley Mayo was one of two people killed in a road rage accident near Durant on July 13, 2019. (Courtesy)
Shelley Mayo was a passenger in this pickup truck that was hit by an oncoming vehicle near Durant on July 13, 2019. (KTEN) Shelley Mayo was a passenger in this pickup truck that was hit by an oncoming vehicle near Durant on July 13, 2019. (KTEN)
Randy Kinyon, a passenger in this vehicle, died on July 13, 2019 after it was forced across the center line of US 70 and struck an oncoming pickup truck. (KTEN) Randy Kinyon, a passenger in this vehicle, died on July 13, 2019 after it was forced across the center line of US 70 and struck an oncoming pickup truck. (KTEN)
Ralph McEnnerney faces two counts of murder after what state police called a road rage incident on US 70 near Durant on July 13, 2019. (OHP Lt. Scott Hampton/KTEN) Ralph McEnnerney faces two counts of murder after what state police called a road rage incident on US 70 near Durant on July 13, 2019. (OHP Lt. Scott Hampton/KTEN)

BRYAN COUNTY, Okla. -- Two days after witnessing a horrific road rage crash, the daughter of one of the women killed in Saturday's incident near Durant is telling her story.

Iona Pettit watched helplessly as Kingston resident Ralph McEnnerney -- who investigators said was intoxicated -- changed their lives forever.

State troopers listed the condition of McEnnerney, 52, as "drinking, ability impaired." He has been charged with two counts of second degree murder, three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, leaving the scene of a fatality accident, driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and driving with a revoked license. He was not injured.

The three-vehicle accident happened on US 70 west of Durant. Investigators allege that McEnnerney's eastbound vehicle shoved another eastbound car left of center, resulting in a head-on crash with an oncoming pickup truck.

Troopers said a passenger in each of the other cars was killed by the impact: Shelley Lynn Mayo, 46, of Caddo, Oklahoma, and Randy Kinyon, 47, of Henderson, Texas.

Four other people in the two cars were injured.

"If anybody knew my mom, they knew that she was one of the sweetest people... if she could go out of her way to help you, she would," said Iona Pettit, Mayo's daughter, who was a passenger in the westbound  pickup.

Pettit was in another vehicle following her mother on the way to the Lakeside Campground in Mead when tragedy struck.

"There was information from people that weren't involved in the collision that had seen what was going on prior to the crash that led us to believe that there had been two vehicles having some sort of disagreement as they drove down the highway," said OHP Homicide Unit investigator Capt. Ronnie Hampton.

"He took an angel from us," Pettit said. "I mean, that's pretty much what she was... she was our angel.

McEnnerney fled the crash site, but was followed by witnesses and found trying to fix a flat tire on the US 70 bypass. He was arrested by Durant police. 

"We're all going to make mistakes, accidental mistakes; this wasn't an accidental mistake," Hampton said.  "This person intentionally rammed the side of that vehicle. I don't know he expected the outcome was. All the information that have right now is an intentional vehicle strike."

"The man that is responsible for it... I want justice. That's all I want," Pettit said. "He doesn't know what he has taken from a lot of people in this community"

A preliminary hearing in McEnnerney's case was set for August 14.

Anyone who witnessed the accident on US 70 around 5 p.m. Saturday is asked to contact Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troop E Headquarters at 580-924-2601.

KTEN reporter Amelia Mugavero and KTEN.com editor Walt Zwirko contributed to this story.

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