A one-vehicle collision at approximately 11:12 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3 on Oklahoma State Highway 10 has claimed the life of a 27-year-old Miami man.
MIAMI – A 27-year-old Miami man, Travis Eads, lost his life in a one-vehicle collision at approximately 11:12 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3 on Oklahoma State Highway 10 near County Road 590 eastbound, approximately 1.5 miles east of Miami in Ottawa County.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper's report, a 202 Chevy Tahoe driven by Eads was traveling eastbound on State Highway 10 and departed the roadway to the left. The vehicle traveled an unknown distance striking several small trees before coming to rest in a field.
Eads was pronounced dead at the scene by Miami EMS.
A passenger Cheyenne Foster, 23, of Miami was transported by Quapaw EMS to Miami Integris Hospital. She was treated and released with leg and arm injuries.
Another passenger, a one-year-old boy of Miami was not injured.
OHP lists the condition of the driver as apparently normal and the cause of the collision as under investigation, as well as the usage of seatbelts. Weather is listed as cloudy at the time of the event and the roadway as wet.
The collision is under the investigation of OHP's Troop L and assisted by OHP's Troop XA detachment, the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office, the Miami Nation Police Department, Miami Police Department, Miami EMS and Quapaw EMS.
If you would like to donate or help in any way, please contact Welch State Bank in Miami at 918-542-2000.
Donations can also be made through the Brown Winters Funeral Home toward the cost of Eads' funeral or to build scholarships for Bronx Eads and Oaklee Eads.
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