CANADIAN COUNTY, OK. (THECOUNT) — Kallan Smith of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been identified as the victim in a Wednesday morning fatal single-vehicle crash in Canadian County.
Smith, 25, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Yukon early Wednesday.
According to reports, Smith was operating a Chevy pickup on the John Kilpatrick Turnpike near Yukon, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 1 a.m. Wednesday. The vehicle then made contact with a concrete barrier wall and support beam.
Smith, who was ejected from the vehicle during the crash, was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries at the scene.
Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Smith:
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Geo quick facts: Canadian County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of the 2010 census, the population was 115,541, making it the fifth-most populous county in Oklahoma. Its county seat is El Reno – Wikipedia.
YUKON, CA. (THECOUNT) — Canada is grieving for a husband after his wife, Valerie Theoret, and infant daughter, Adele Roesholt, were both killed in a bear attack in the Yukon on Monday.
A grizzly is being blamed in the attack, which left 37-year-old Theoret and 10-month-old Roesholt mauled to death.
The husband is said to have been out checking a trapline when he was charged by a grizzly bear 300 yards from a cabin he shared with his wife, Theoret, and infant daughter.
He says he shot the bear dead, but when he returned to his cabin, he found Theoret and their child’s bodies outside.
The Yukon Coroner’s Service says in a release that it received notice of the deaths in the Einarson Lake area near the Northwest Territories border.
According to the service, the RCMP received a call at around 3:45 p.m. Monday from a trapper who came upon the grisly scene.
Yukon RCMP via Twitter:
“@YukonRCMP Yukon RCMP and Yukon Coroner’s Service are investigating the death of two individuals following a suspected bear attack on November 26, northeast of Mayo, near the NWT border. Environment Yukon is assisting with the investigation. More information will be released soon. Continue reading
An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the richter scale has struck 47 miles ESE of Yunaska Island, Alaska. An aftershock measuring 5.6 struck approximately 15 minutes later.
No immediate reports of damage or injuries have been reported.
76km (47mi) ESE of Yunaska Island, Alaska Continue reading
Over Easter weekend, Ralph Shopland and his family from Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada discovered and rescued what they thought was an abandoned puppy near a Lake.
Mr. Shopland told CBC News, “I just defaulted to thinking it was a dog.” His family sent out a call on Facebook looking for another dog to serve as a wet nurse to the rescued animal. The tiny animal, whose eyes are still closed, was nursed for a few days by the surrogate mother.