LeFlore County Man, Daughter Drown After Jeep Slid Into Pond

Thursday, March 4th 2021, 10:13 pm
By: News On 6


A man and his daughter both drowned when their Jeep went into a pond in northeastern LeFlore County.

The Sheriff’s Office and Highway Patrol said Auraha Pipkins and her dad Billie Carpenter pulled up to a pond on private property south of Pocola. Officials said the Jeep slipped into gear after Carpenter got out and his daughter was trapped inside.

Investigators said he tried to save her, but both of them drowned.

The OHP dive team was able to recover their bodies. The incident remains under investigation.