11 Oklahoma Deaths Attributed To Weather Since December 5


Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 3:04 pm
By: News On 6


The State Medical Examiner's Office says 11 people have died in Oklahoma since December 5 due to winter weather.

The office released a list Tuesday of the weather-related deaths. They include two boys who fell through ice including a Claremore teen found Tuesday, a 5-year-old boy who died in a car crash in Muskogee, and a 77-year-old Altus woman who died of hypothermia.

They are 10 males and one female, ages 5 to 85. Of the causes of death that have been determined, four are from blunt force trauma.

The medical examiner's office released the following information on those who died:

1. Unidentified adult male, Westville. Cause and manner are pending.

2. Travis Spielman, 18, Tulsa. Cause of death is blunt force trauma of head. Manner is accident.

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3. Charles Spence, 5, Muskogee. Cause of death is multiple blunt force injuries. Manner is accident.

4. Jorge Luna, 6, Tulsa. Cause and manner are pending.

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5. Edwin Thornton, 56, Tulsa. Cause and manner are pending.

6. Jim Gover, 85, Oklahoma City. Cause of death is blunt force trauma to torso sequela. Manner is accident.

7. Terry Myrks, 43, Oklahoma City. Cause and manner are pending.

8. Euleta Christopher, 77, Altus. Cause of death is hypothermia. Manner is accident.

9. William Walkup, 75, Sapulpa. Cause of death is blunt force trauma of head and neck. Manner is accident.

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10. Leon Cranford, 75, Talihina. Cause and manner are pending.

11. Keith Chambers Jr., 15. Claremore. Cause and manner are pending.

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