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This photo shows the curve in Avery Drive where a motorcycle slammed head-on into a car when a sheriff’s deputy made a U-turn in an SUV. Tulsa World file

A woman injured in a 2017 crash that killed an 18-year-old motorcyclist is suing the Tulsa County Board of Commissioners and the sheriff’s office.

In a suit filed Tuesday, Lisa Reyna accuses the county and the sheriff’s office of negligence for a deputy’s involvement in the crash that killed Cobie Tyner of Oakhurst. The teen died when he hit Reyna’s car head-on on Avery Drive near Chandler Park on May 14, 2017.

The crash occurred as a sheriff’s deputy was making a U-turn in the roadway to pursue another speeding motorcycle, according to the filing.

Reyna, who is seeking more than $10,000 in damages, alleges that the crash would have been avoided if the deputy, Andrew Titsworth, had not blocked the road with his U-turn, according to the filing. Tyner hit Reyna’s car before Titsworth’s vehicle started moving forward, according to the filing.

Tyner’s parents previously sued Titsworth, the sheriff and the county commissioners. Claims against Titsworth were dismissed on April 11, court records show.

— From staff reports

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