5-year-old Ft. Gibson boy killed in Muskogee rollover accident, not believed to be wearing seat belt

MUSKOGEE -- A 5-year-old Ft. Gibson boy was killed in a vehicle rollover in Muskogee Thursday morning.

The accident occurred just before 10 a.m. near the west end of East Shawnee Bypass Bridge, east of Main Street, when a van was traveling westbound and lost control and rolled over several times.

Officials say it was due to icy road conditions.

A 5-year-old passenger, seated in the back of the vehicle, was ejected. The child, Charles Spence, later died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Investigators do not believe the child was wearing a seat belt.

The driver, an adult passenger and two other children were also in the vehicle. No other injuries were reported.

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