QUAPAW — A Baxter Springs woman was killed in a two-car wreck at 6:26 a.m. Monday, July 29, approximately 2 1/2 miles northeast of Quapaw on US69A.
Tina Yvonne Axtell, 63, was pronounced dead at the scene by Quapaw Nation EMS paramedic Jared Throneberry due to massive injuries.
She was transported to Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Commerce.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol report, Axtell’s 2005 Chevrolet Aveo was traveling northbound, went left of center for an unknown reason on a wet roadway and collided with a 1999 Isuzu Rodeo driven by David Dean Slavens, 55, Baxter Springs.
Slavens was transported to Freeman Hospital in Joplin by Quapaw Nation EMS then transferred by Med-Flight to the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas.
The report said he was admitted in fair condition with trunk internal injuries.
Axtell was pinned in her vehicle for approximately 2 1/2 hours and was extricated by members of the Quapaw Nation Fire Department and the Quapaw Fire Department.
Both drivers were wearing seatbelts and airbags in both vehicles were deployed.
Trooper Will Langley of the Ottawa County Detachment of Troop L investigated the wreck, and the Quapaw Nation Fire Department, Quapaw Fire Department, Quapaw Police Department, Quapaw Nation EMS, Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation assisted him.