6-year-old Drowns After Vehicle Swept Away by Water, Authorities Search for Driver

KTUL-Tulsa - November 6, 2022 11:48 am

Oklahoma Highway Patrol has confirmed the drowning of a 6-year-old girl on Nov. 4 just before 9 p.m. in Adair County.

A 2008 Subaru Forrester driven by a 43-year-old Jay man was traveling northbound on County Road 4643 in Stilwell.

OHP says the vehicle came to a low-water bridge with water covering the roadway.

The vehicle was then swept into the water.

A 14-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl were also passengers in the car, according to OHP.

Both were transported to Siloam Springs Hospital where they were treated and released.

The driver of the vehicle has not yet been located and the cause of the incident is still under investigation.


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