A 27-year-old Miami man, Travis Eads, was killed in a one-vehicle collision at approximately 11:12 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3.

According to a report by Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Chris Garner, said the incident took place on Oklahoma State Highway 10 near County Road 590 eastbound, approximately one and a half miles east of Miami in Ottawa County.

Garner said Eads was driving a 2002 Chevy Tahoe eastbound on State Highway 10 when he departed the roadway to the left.

The vehicle traveled an unknown distance striking several small trees before coming to rest in a field.

Eads was pronounced dead at the scene by members of the Miami Emergency Medical Services. 

His passenger, Cheyenne Foster, 23, of Miami was transported by Quapaw EMS to Miami INTEGRIS Hospital where she was treated and released with leg and arm injuries.

Another passenger, a 1-year-old boy, also of Miami was not injured. The Highway Patrol reports routinely do not identify the names of minors involved in accidents.

Garner lists Eads condition as apparently normal and the cause of the collision as under investigation, as well as the usage of seatbelts. Weather is listed as cloudy at the time of the event and the roadway as wet.

The collision remains under investigation.

Garner was assisted by Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Austin Brown, as well as members of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, Miami Nation Police Department, Miami Police Department, Miami EMS and Quapaw EMS.

Did You Know?

Donations to help with the cost of Travis Eads funeral services may be made through the Welch State Bank in Miami, or the Brown Winters Funeral Home in Miami.

Funds are also being collected to develop a scholarship for Bronx and Oaklee Eads.