SUV From Fatal Wreck Removed From NE Okla River

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Updated: 2/12/2011 10:22 pm Published: 2/12/2011 8:32 pm

MIAMI, Okla. (AP) — Authorities have removed a sport utility vehicle involved in an accident that killed three people from the Spring River in northeastern Oklahoma.

The vehicle plunged more than 60 feet into the river off an icy Will Rogers Turnpike bridge on Feb. 3. Carthage, Mo., residents Leonor Alcano, Irma Garcia and Douglas Monzon died and the other five people in the vehicle were injured.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. George Brown says the on-site recovery of the vehicle started about 11:15 a.m. Saturday. He says a large wrecker lowered a boom to the water, where dive-team members hooked straps onto the SUV so it could be lifted up.

He says the vehicle is being impounded at a Miami wrecker service and that family members can reclaim it when they want.


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