Deputies release more information on double drowning incident involving 6-year-old
ADAIR COUNTY, Okla. – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol today released more information regarding an automotive drowning incident that claimed the life of a 6-year-old and vehicle driver in northeast Oklahoma.
The OHP says the drowning incident occurred on November 4th.
Originally, News on 6 reported that a 6-year-old died after their vehicle was swept into floodwater.
Deputies say the driver of the vehicle was attempting to cross a low water bridge with water flowing over the surface when it was subsequently swept into the water.
The police report indicates that two other juveniles were in the vehicle along with the now-deceased 6-year-old and 43-year-old driver Tylen Turman, of Jay, Oklahoma.
Officers pronounced Turnman dead due to drowning.
The OHP says the body of Turman was found about 11 miles northwest of the incident.
Investigated by Trooper Anthony Dotson #838 of the Cherokee/Adair County Detachment of Troop C including other local and state entities.
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