Former Alva resident injured in rollover
December 18, 2016
William Beard, 62, of Ponca City, a former Alva resident, was severely injured in a one-vehicle accident early Friday morning near Blackwell. After being taken to Blackwell Regional Medical Center, he was transported to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas, where he was admitted in critical condition for head, trunk internal and leg injuries. According to family members he was expected to have surgery Saturday. His many broken bones include sections of his spine.
The wreck occurred at 6:55 a.m. three miles east of Blackwell approximately 100 yards west of the intersection of State Highw...