Authorities ID Kansas man killed in Quapaw tornado

QUAPAW, Okla. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of the person who died in a tornado in Quapaw.

Ottawa County Sheriff’s Detective Derek Derwin says 68-year-old John L. Brown, of Baxter Springs, Kan., was traveling through Quapaw with his wife when the severe weather hit Sunday evening.

Derwin says the couple pulled into a parking lot and a large concrete wall fell on the car, trapping both inside. John Brown was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife was transported to a local hospital and treated and released. Her name has not been released.

 

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