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Local high school athlete injured in collision

Jackson Bell

A John Burroughs High basketball player is recovering from injures

she sustained during a traffic collision with a suspected drunken

driver.

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Jayde Dennis, a 17-year-old Burroughs senior, and an unidentified

15-year-old passenger, were injured about 1 a.m. Sunday when her Ford

Explorer was struck by a Ford Mustang driven by Alicia Oxenham,

Burbank Police Sgt. Ron Caruso said.

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Oxenham, 30, of Montrose, was arrested on suspicion of driving

under the influence after running a red light on Hollywood Way and

broadsiding the sport utility vehicle driven by Jayde, which was

exiting a Del Taco parking lot at 3417 W. Verdugo Ave, Caruso said.

The SUV flipped over and rolled into a nearby 7-Eleven parking lot,

he said.

Doug Nicol, the girls’ varsity basketball coach at Burroughs, said

Jayde received chest trauma and a neck injury, and was released into

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the custody of her parents after the accident.

The 15-year-old boy was taken to Providence St. Joseph Medical

Center for cuts on his feet, and was released later that day,

hospital spokesman Dan Boyle said. Oxenham was uninjured, Caruso

said, adding that everyone involved in the collision was wearing

safety belts.

Oxenham, who was released on $10,000 bail, is scheduled to be

arraigned Friday in Burbank Superior Court.

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