Young Barnsdall man killed in accident

A Barnsdall man died in a truck accident less than two days after his 21st birthday when he lost control of his vehicle and was partially ejected from it, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Jake Lanphear making a touchdown for the Barnsdall Panthers in 2011.

Jake Lanphear making a touchdown for the Barnsdall Panthers in 2011.Barnsdalll

Jacob Lanphear was driving a 2002 Ford F-150 south on County Road 2409 near Birch Lake when he left the roadway and went into a broadside at about 12:23 a.m. Sunday, according to a report by Trooper Robert Regnier. The truck traveled 213 feet, then rolled one and a half times, causing Lanphear to be partially ejected out the driver’s window and pinned beneath the truck for 15 minutes before Barnsdall and Pershing firefighters freed him using Hurst tools. Lanphear was pronounced dead at the scene by Skiatook medic Chuck Williamson.

Lanphear was not wearing his seatbelt, and the cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Lanphear was a 2013 graduate of Barnsdall High School who played on the football and baseball teams and intended on becoming a world champion bull rider. He is the son of Vincent and Dana Lanphear.

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