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Beaver County Accident Claims the Life of a Forgan Man

Joe Denoyer - January 23, 2020 1:13 am

A fatality accident  occurred Wednesday afternoon at approximately 1:25 pm at the intersection of County Road NS137 and County Road EW8, approximately four-tenths of a mile west and 1 mile south of Forgan, OK in Beaver County.

A 2002 Ford F150 pickup driven by Juan Lopez,  56 of Forgan, OK. was heading south on County Road NS137, while a 2001 Ford F350 pickup driven by Eric Elston, 57 of Forgan, OK. was  northbound on County Road NS137.

Lopez was attempting to turn left onto EW 8 when he was struck by Elston on the passenger side.  The Lopez vehicle departed the roadway to the left, overturning one-quarter time before striking a fence, a corner post and a utility pole.  The F150 came to rest on the driver’s side.

Elston continued north,  ejecting the driver, rolling one time before coming to rest on its’ wheels on the property fence on the east side of the road

Lopez was transported by Beaver EMS to Beaver County Memorial Hospital in Beaver, OK.  He was then flown  by Eagle Med to Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo. TX.  He was admitted in critical condition with head, trunk internal, trunk external, arm and leg injuries.

A passenger in the Lopez vehicle , a 15 year old juvenile male of Forgan, OK was transported by Beaver EMS to Beaver County Memorial Hospital in Beaver, OK.  He was also then flown  by Apollo to Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo, TX and was  admitted in critical condition with head, trunk internal, external trunk, arm and leg injuries.

Elston, was pronounced  dead at the scene and was transported by Clark’s Funeral Home of Beaver, OK to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Oklahoma City, OK.

Seatbelts were not in use in either vehicle.

 

 

 

 

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