Oklahoma Woman Arrested For Leaving Teen In Ditch After ATV Wrec - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Oklahoma Woman Arrested For Leaving Teen In Ditch After ATV Wreck

Posted: Updated:
The things most might find to be mundane - like holding a spoon and taking a bite to eat – are small victories for Christian Mayberry. The things most might find to be mundane - like holding a spoon and taking a bite to eat – are small victories for Christian Mayberry.
Angela Gray is accused of waiting hours after the crash to get Christian the help he so badly needed. Angela Gray is accused of waiting hours after the crash to get Christian the help he so badly needed.
Records say Gray left Christian in the ditch while Kyle Brannon and another teen poured beer on Christian's face. Records say Gray left Christian in the ditch while Kyle Brannon and another teen poured beer on Christian's face.
MULDROW, Oklahoma -

Investigators arrested an Oklahoma woman accused of leaving Christian Mayberry in a ditch for hours after an ATV crash near Muldrow that nearly took his life.

The arrest comes on the same day that another teen, charged in this case, was ordered to stand trial.

1/21/2014 Related Story: Family Of Sequoyah County Teen Seeks Answers Surrounding ATV Accident

The arrest also came on Christian's mother's birthday; while justice is important to her, her son's healing is the priority.

The things most people might find to be mundane - like holding a spoon and taking a bite to eat – are small victories for Christian Mayberry; a 17 year old who's slowly coming back to life.

3/19/2014 Related Story: Green Country Teen Beating Odds After ATV Crash

An ATV accident changed Christian's life last September and now, nearly a year later, Angela Gray, whom court documents say was riding the ATV with Christian, is in the Sequoyah County jail.

Gray is accused of waiting hours after the crash to get Christian the help he so badly needed. She's charged with failure to stop after an accident resulting in non-fatal injury, contributing to thdelinquencycy of minors and furnishing an alcoholic beverage to a minor.

“It's just so painful to even think about. To think about my son laying there desperately needing help,” said Christian's mother Kim Mayberry.

The night of the crash, Christian was at a party with a new group of friends.

An affidavit says Gray initially led investigators to believe Mayberry was alone when he crashed, then, later admitted to being a passenger.

Records say Gray left Christian in the ditch while Kyle Brannon and another teen poured beer on Christian's face.

4/18/2014 Related Story: Arrests Made In ATV Crash That Nearly Killed Oklahoma Teen

The documents say a witness reported hearing Gray's son say, "You know my mom was driving it," and "Kyle and I will take the fall and say [Christian] was following us and wrecked."

Brannon and a younger boy are charged with destroying evidence and lying to law enforcement.

Christian's mom said her son talks about that night, but not about the crash.

“And how The Lord came to him and started his heart beating and told him he was gonna live,” she said.

Every day, Christian - a boy who doctors once said might not survive - beats the odds with his mom and dad fighting right alongside him.

“My biggest wish, my biggest prayer, my biggest belief is that I'm going to get him out of the bed and get him home with me and living a normal life,” Kim said.

Gray is also accused of buying alcohol for the teens. Christian's mother said doctors tested her son the night of the accident and found no alcohol.

Christian spent more than half a year at a Tulsa hospital, since then he's had to hop around between rehab and nursing homes and now he's on the brink of having to find yet another facility to move due to insurance issues.

His mom said he's not well enough to go home, so they're hoping to find a full time rehab facility that will accept Christian and the family's insurance. 

You can keep with with Christian's journey on Facebook.

Special Features

Bridge Tracker

How safe are Oklahoma?s bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

Fallen Heroes

The News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

Links

Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on The News On 6? Find it here!

Murrah Bombing Timeline

Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

Turnpike Interactive

View a historical road map of Oklahoma's turnpike system.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Featured on NewsOn6.com

  • Cold Cases

    Join Lori and local homicide detectives as they search for Cold Case clues.

  • Crime Survival Guide

    What can you do to survive a crime? Find advice for personal safety here.

  • Links

    Looking for a website you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

Powered by WorldNow
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
TULSA'S OWN TM
GREEN COUNTRY'S OWN TM
Oklahoma's Own Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Tulsa's Own and Green Country's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KOTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.