1 killed, 2 hurt after northwest Arkansas RV explosion

Mike Seals - December 15, 2020 11:26 pm

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed and two others injured after a recreational vehicle exploded in northwest Arkansas.

The explosion happened Monday in Siloam Springs, near the state’s border with Oklahoma. A Benton County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman tells the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that Leland Dale Dannels, 83, died in the blast.

Authorities say a 60-year-old woman was airlifted to a Tulsa burn center with injuries, and a first responder was hit by debris and suffered minor injuries.

The cause of the explosion remained under investigation.


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