Man and 2 children dead, driver injured in Ottawa County crash

Posted on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 at 4:55 pm    

MIAMI, OK (OTTAWA COUNTY) – Three people, including two young boys, died and another person was injured in a crash in Ottawa County yesterday afternoon.

According to KFOR, the crash happened on Oklahoma Highway 10, southeast of Miami at 2:11 p.m. Police say a 1994 Honda Civic, being driven by a 23-year-old man from Joplin, Missouri, crashed for unknown reasons.

Three passengers in the Honda, 29-year-old Terry Wilikins, a 5-year-old boy, and a 7-year-old boy, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver was taken to the hospital in Springfield, Missouri, for treatment of head and torso injuries.

Authorities continue to investigate the crash.


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