Police Release Name Of Man Killed In Tulsa Quarry Wreck

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 11:33 am
By: Dee Duren

Police have released the name of the man killed recently at the North Tulsa quarry. He has been identified as John Franklin Bowers, 56, of Owasso.

Bowers' pickup was discovered early Saturday at APAC Quarry on 129th East Avenue and 46th Street North. The wreck is still under investigation.

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Corporal J.D. Curran said it appeared Bowers ran the stop sign at 46th Street North before crashing through the barrier rocks placed at the quarry entrance. He is the fifth person to die in a motor vehicle wreck at the quarry since 2009.

Timothy Baker of Owasso died after crashing into the boulder barrier on September 1, 2013. Three Cleveland residents in their 20s, Troy Adams, Mark Gaches and Andrea Merriman, were killed in September of 2009 after their pickup catapulted into the quarry itself.