Claremore Daily Progress


July 28, 2011

Foyil man survives crash that kills four

QUINTON, Okla. — A Foyil man escaped injury overnight in a quadruple-fatality collision in Pittsburgh County.

According to reports from OHP Trooper Mike Stafford, Marvin Bowen, 38, of Foyil was the lone driver or passenger not killed or critically injured last night when a 2006 Peterbilt truck hit a horse-drawn carriage in southeast Oklahoma.

Stafford reported the occupants of the horse-drawn carriage as 38-year-old Paul Ogden, 28-year-old Lee Ogden, 4-year-old Emma Ogden and 5-year-old Meckennen Ogden.

They were prounced dead at about 10:40 p.m. Wednesday at the scene on State Highway 31 near Quinton in Pittsburg County.

Also riding in the carriage at the time was Colby Finch, 18, who survived the incident, but was transported to St. Francis Medical Center in Tulsa, where he was admitted with head injuries. He is in critical condition, according to the OHP report.

OHP investigators say both vehicles were both eastbound on SH31 when the semi, driven by Bowen, struck the carriage from behind. The report described the carriage as “traveling in the middle of the roadway.”

Both vehicles ran off the roadway to the right, with Bowen being ejected 45 feet from his vehicle.

Paul Odgen, the driver of the horse-drawn carriage, was ejected 85 feet. The other carriage  passengers were also ejected as a result of the crash.

The Ogdens were from Quinton. Meckennen Ogden was the daughter of Paul Ogden. Their relationship to the other Ogdens in the carriage is unknown.

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