OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. (THECOUNT) — Hope Shaffer has been identified as the teenage victim in a vehicle crash involving a student driver on Wednesday afternoon.

Shaffer, 15, was killed in a vehicle crash on S Shields Blvd and Interstate 240, in Oklahoma City on Wednesday.


According to reports, Shaffer was traveling as a passenger in a driving school vehicle when it was rear ended by another driver on I-240.

The student who was driving the vehicle and the instructor were transported to the hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries, reports KFOR.

Shaffer, who was seated in the backseat, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The condition of the driver that rear ended the student vehicle was not provided.

Shaffer was a talented ballerina at Take a Bow Dance Studio in OK City.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Oklahoma City is the capital of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. It’s known for its cowboy culture and capitol complex, surrounded by working oil wells. The reflecting pool and empty glass and bronze chairs of the Oklahoma City National Memorial recall the victims of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. The Survivor Tree, an American elm nearly destroyed in the attack, is also part of the memorial – wikipedia.