UCO Student Killed in Head-On Collision
Jordan DeShazer, 19, was a Psychology major at the University of Central Oklahoma. DeShazer was killed in a head-on collision Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. (Photo provided by the DeShazer family.)
Recounting the last moments before their daughter died, an Edmond family is waiting on answers from a head-on vehicle crash that killed their 19-year-old early morning on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016.
About 1:45 a.m. on Saturday, Jordan DeShazer died at the scene of a crash just south of Waterloo Road on Broadway Avenue, police spokeswoman Jennifer Wagnon said.
“She was a very bright part of our future,” Wayne DeShazer said, Jordan DeShazer’s father. “The fact that this happened was just horrific.”
Her father said that the entire family was shaken by the news and that they had all had dinner together several hours before she went over to her boyfriend’s house, a common occurrence.
“I always said that nothing good happens after midnight,” Wayne DeShazer said. “She was loved so much and by so many people.”
Traffic investigators said that she had been wearing her seatbelt when the crash happened. Her father said that they had recently purchased a 2015 Jeep Patriot, which she was driving when the crash happened.
“The police said that she had done everything right. There was nothing that she could have done to prevent the accident,” Wayne DeShazer said.
Jordan DeShazer was traveling south on Broadway when a truck driving north by Schuyler Jones, 22, veered left of center and hit her vehicle, Wagnon said.
Jones was taken to an Oklahoma City hospital where he was treated. He has yet to be charged, as the toxicology report has not be released.
Jordan DeShazer was a student at the University of Central Oklahoma, studying Psychology with a minor in Biology and was also a pre-med student.
She was a member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society.
“She was a part of so many academic programs,” Wayne DeShazer said. “She wanted to attend college on the East Coast … she was such a bright person.”
Wayne DeShazer said that his daughter tried to be a part of as many clubs as she could and was excited about continuing on in the medical field, doing special research projects while she attended high school.
“I want everybody to know what kind of a person she was and how much we loved her,” Wayne DeShazer said.
A funeral for Jordan DeShazer was scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, August 20, at New Covenant United Methodist Church of Edmond, 2700 S Blvd. and a reception was at 1:30 p.m. at Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church in Edmond.
A trust has been set up in her name for scholarships to assist medical students in the final years of their education. Donations are being accepted in her name at any Bank of Oklahoma.