New Information Released On Double Fatal Accident

By: Jared Cerullo Email
By: Jared Cerullo Email

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Monday, November 22, 2010
Update

A pathologist has determined two people pulled from a car found in the Arkansas River last week died as a result of drowning.

The crash was discovered along 322nd Rd. where it ends at the Arkansas River Friday morning.

The two were identified as 26-year-old Cortney Christine Brewer, of Arkansas City, and 31-year-old Jason Wayne Patterson, also of Arkansas City.

Toxicology results will not be available for several weeks.

The bodies were found in a partially submerged silver 1999 Chevy Blazer. Investigators say they believe the two were victims of a car accident based on the pattern of the tire tracks leading up to the edge of the river.

Neither person was believed to be wearing a seat belt. Sheriff Don Read says there is no indication of foul play, but that the incident appears to have been simply an accident.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Two bodies have been pulled from the Arkansas River in Cowley County.

Cowley County authorities say two bodies were found in a vehicle that was partially submerged in the river along 322nd Rd. southeast of Arkansas City.

In a news release, Cowley County Sheriff Don read said a person reported what he thought was an unocuppied vehicle in the river at 9:17 a.m. A backhoe was used to pull the vehicle out of the water. The bodies were discovered inside.

Investigators said evidence at the scene indicate this is a traffic accident. There were some braking skid marks that stop at the river's edge.

The victims, a man and a woman, have not been identified.


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