Fourth person dies after crash in Purcell Monday afternoon

Posted at 8:05 AM, Jul 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-19 14:18:31-04

PURCELL, Okla. – A fourth person, 13-year-old Lizzie Edwards, has died after a crash in Purcell Monday afternoon.

Both 10-year-old Zachary Van Horn and 11-year-old Beck Kitterman were killed in the crash. The driver of the vehicle, 40-year-old Erin Van Horn was transported to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is still investigating the cause of the crash. 

Following the crash, Jenks Public Schools released the following statement: 

"We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Jenks’ parent Erin Van Horn and two Jenks Public Schools’ students. Our most heartfelt condolences are extended to all families affected by this tragic accident, and our thoughts are with those students who are recovering both mentally and physically from their injuries. We wish them all a quick and complete recovery, and we urge everyone to respect the privacy of the families during this difficult time. Because law enforcement officials have not released the names of the students, and out of respect to the families, Jenks Public Schools will not be referencing or discussing the names of those students involved."

A GoFundMe page has been set up on behalf of the Van Horn family.

Two other GoFundMe pages have been set up for the Edwards and Kitterman families by close family friends.

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