Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Missouri Man Dies Following Crash

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) reported an 18-year-old from Puxico, Mo., has died after being injured in a crash that occurred June 12 about five miles east of Roland on Interstate 40.

Austin Varvell died Saturday. He was admitted in critical condition to Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith, where he later died, after the crash.

Varvell was a passenger in a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Robbie Varvell, 45, also of Puxico, Mo. Robbie Varvell and another passenger, Tammy Varvell, 45, of Puxico, were both treated and released at Sparks Regional Medical Center following the crash, the OHP reported.

The OHP reported that Robbie Varvell was driving east on I40 when the vehicle ran off the road to the right and overcorrected, causing the vehicle to roll to the right. The crash occurred at about 12:25 a.m. near the 330 mile marker, the OHP reported.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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