Comanche Accident

A helicopter lifts off transporting Amy Arnold to OU Medical Center. Arnold was driving a 1995 Corvette at a high rate of speed and struck a tree injuring passenger, Miranda Moore.

Ron Booth
The Duncan Banner

Just weeks after losing its boys basketball coach, Kenny Weast, to cancer, Comanche High School got more troubling news Thursday when two of its students were involved in a single-car accident.

Amy Arnold, the driver of a 1995 Corvette, was traveling at a high rate of speed on Jackson Park Road, or Old U.S. Highway 81, and lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree on the driver’s side.

Arnold was transported by helicopter to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Arnold was in critical condition Thursday night.

Arnold is the daughter of Duncan Police Officer Jeff Arnold.

The passenger in the car, Miranda Moore, was listed in good condition at Duncan Regional Hospital, Megan Sanner, media coordinator for DRH, said.

“There were some pretty serious injuries,” Brant Ball, city manager for Comanche, said. “City crews went to the accident site. We wanted people there for support.”

The Comanche Police Department was assisted by the Stephens County Sheriff’s Department and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Duncan police officers were also on the scene.

— Ron Booth is the managing editor for The Duncan Banner. He can be reached at 580-255-5354, Ext. 166, or via e-mail at

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