SUV Involved In Deadly Crash Recovered From Spring River

Saturday, February 12th 2011, 5:10 pm
By: News On 6

MIAMI, Oklahoma -- A massive crane plucked a submerged SUV from the Spring River Saturday.

The vehicle has sat as a frozen reminder of a deadly accident and dramatic water rescue that played out in live coverage on News On Six more than a week ago.

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Crews couldn't remove it until Saturday because of the weather.

It was a huge undertaking by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Storey Wrecker and Sooner Emergency, which donated it's equipment.

A crane hoisted the truck some 60 feet from the Spring River to the bridge above it.

Tulsa Dive Team members helped secure the harnesses in the water and state troopers blocked traffic until the scene was cleared.

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A fund has been established for the victims of the crash. Contributions will be accepted at any Community Bank and Trust location.

Contributions may also be mailed to:
Spring River I-44 Tragedy Fund c/o Community Bank and Trust
P.O. Box 400 Neosho, Mo. 64850