Mother says she wasn't texting during crash on Highway 75 that killed 4-year-old son

TULSA - TULSA - A 4-year-old boy injured in a wreck Wednesday morning on Highway 75 has died.

The boy's mother, Heather Lewis, said, "I guess I glanced back at him to say something. Next thing I knew, I was in a wreck." Lewis claims she wasn't texting and driving.

Lewis said 4-year-old Rylyn Jaye Marshall was her only son.

"They think the impact was so hard, it threw him sideways out of his seat. He hit his face on the door, it instantly broke his neck and severed his spinal cord."

Lewis crashed the vehicle between 46th Street North and 56th Street North around 8 a.m. while taking Rylyn to school.

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Officials on the scene said the vehicle struck the back of a work crew's truck, which was parked on the side of the highway. Two workers who were standing behind the truck jumped out of the way to avoid getting hit.

Rylyn, who was originally said to be 3 years old, was taken to the hospital, where he died seven hours later, said Tulsa police officer Jillian Roberson.

Police are still investigating and tested Lewis' blood. Police haven't issued any tickets at this time.

Heather has a cut lip, swollen leg and bruises on her chest.

She donated Rylyn's organs.

"My son would not have wanted to live as a vegetable. I wouldn't want to put him through that. This way he can help other children," Lewis said.

Heather is setting up an account to help with medical and funeral costs at Bank of Oklahoma (

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