6-year-old dies after vehicle is swept into floodwater in northeast Oklahoma
ADAIR COUNTY, Okla. – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says one 6-year-old is dead after their vehicle was swept into floodwater Friday night in Adair County, Oklahoma.
According to the OHP, the incident occurred around 8:48 p.m. on County Road 4643 near Stilwell, Okla.
News on 6 says the 43-year-old driver was traveling northbound when they came to a low-water bridge with water over the roadway.
The OHP says the driver of the vehicle attempted to cross the flooded bridge when it was then swept into the water.
According to deputies, the 6-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
News on 6 says that a 14-year-old and a 9-year-old passenger were also in the vehicle during the incident. Both were taken to Siloam Springs Hospital and have been treated and released according to the OHP.
Troopers say the driver of the vehicle has not been located.
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