Man's body found after truck swept off flooded bridge
April 8, 2022
SMITHVILLE, Okla. (AP) — The body of a man who had been missing since last week when his truck was swept off a flooded bridge in southeast Oklahoma has been found, according to authorities.
Ronnie Toon's body was recovered around 9 a.m. on Thursday along the banks of Panther Creek near Smithville, where he lived.
The 29-year-old Toon had been trying to cross the bridge over the Mountain Fork River in the early morning hours of April 1 when his truck was swept away, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
His vehicle was found around 1:30 p.m. on April 1, but law enforcement officials along with area firefighters and family members spent the next six days looking for Toon.
In a Facebook post, McCurtain County Sheriff Kevin Clardy extended his deepest condolences to Toon's family and friends.