Oklahoma man drowns after SUV pushed off road by water

Ponca City Now - May 31, 2016 9:42 am

DAVENPORT, Okla. (AP) – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has identified a Chandler man who drowned after the sport utility vehicle he was riding in was pushed off a road by flood waters last week.

The OHP says 29-year-old Justin Michael Hanks drowned in the accident last Wednesday.

A police report says Hanks was a passenger in the SUV when it was pushed off the road by high water, then he and two others in the vehicle got out and tried to reach higher ground.

The report says Hanks slipped and was pinned under water by a pipe.

The other two in the SUV were treated and released at a hospital.

 

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