2 drown after Jeep crashes into water near Pocola

Posted on Monday, March 8th, 2021 at 7:33 pm    

POCOLA, OK – Two people were found dead after their vehicle crashed off the road and into a body of water in LeFlore County last Thursday.

According to KNWA, Auraha Pipkins, 43, of Cameron, Oklahoma, lost control of her vehicle for unknown reasons and veered into the water on private property several miles southwest of Pocola.

Both Pipkins and her passenger, 76-year-old Billie Carpenter, went underwater and never resurfaced. The pair were recovered by an OHP dive team some time later submerged in the Jeep about 12 feet underwater.

The precise location of the incident is not mentioned in the report.

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