1 Dead, 4 Injured In Love County 'Train Ride' Accident

Friday, November 12th 2010, 10:42 pm
By: News On 6


MARIETTA, Oklahoma – One child is dead and four children were seriously injured in an accident involving a four-wheeler ride at the Love County Fairgrounds Friday night.

Officials at the scene said a four-wheeler was pulling 55 gallon drums like a train and seven kids were riding in the drums, when for an unknown reason, the drums overturned. An 8-year-old was killed and four other children were seriously injured.

The ride was part of a benefit dinner event at the fairgrounds.

The injured children were airlifted to an area hospital. The victims' names have not been released.

The Love's County Sheriff's Department and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol are investigating the incident.