Cross placed at site of fatal accident in Calera

August 28, 2013

A cross made from horseshoes and painted pink has been placed at the site of a crash in Calera that killed an Arlington, Texas, girl.

Calera Police Chief Don Hyde and Officer Jeff Wilson put the cross on the traffic light pole at the Highway 69/75 and McKinley Avenue intersection in Calera. Hyde painted the cross pink before he took it to the accident site. He said he spoke with the victim’s grandmother, who was very appreciative.

The cross was placed in memory of Skyla Fisher, 13, who was killed Sunday morning. Her mother, Kelly Spielman, 33, and brother, Riley, 6, were seriously injured. Two dogs inside the car died from injuries during the crash. A third dog survived.

The occupants of the other vehicle involved in the crash, Jesus Garcia Jr. and an unidentified passenger, were treated and released, according to Hyde.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Authorities will conduct an accident reconstruction at 7 p.m. Thursday and are asking motorists to use caution. Calera Police Capt. Daniel Thurman will be conducting the reconstruction with help from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

A benefit fund has been established for the family at www.gofundme.com/42zo10.