Mon. Oct 18th, 2021

The accident occurred on Freeway 112 just east of Goodwin Lane outside the house of Poteau.

POTEAU, Okla. — A deadly crash in LeFlore County Friday morning claimed the lives of five Arkansans, which includes the principal of Greenwood Significant University. 

The accident transpired on Highway 112 just east of Goodwin Lane outdoors of Poteau. 

Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) says the accident involved two motor vehicles.

People killed include Charles L. Drushal, 76, of Fort Smith, Jill M. Drushal, 53, of Fort Smith, a 10-12 months-previous from Renate Drushal, 15-year-old Landry Gamble from Greenwood, and Aaron Gamble, 42, of Greenwood. 

In accordance to OHP, Charles Drushal was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee northbound on Freeway 112 and Landry Gamble was driving southbound in a Chevrolet Traverse. The OHP report states that Drushal crossed the centre line and struck the vehicle driven by Landry head-on.

In April, Aaron Gamble was introduced as the new Greenwood Large University principal. He also served as a soccer mentor, bus driver, assistant principal of Greenwood Junior Substantial and principal of Greenwood Junior High. He also served as a reserve officer for the Greenwood Law enforcement Section. 

The Greenwood School district released the subsequent statement about the passing of Aaron and his son:

It is with extreme disappointment and problems that we share the news of the passing of Mr. Aaron Gamble, and his son Landry in an car incident right now.
Mr. Gamble was a short while ago promoted to superior school principal and has served the district as a instructor, mentor, and administrator for 21 many years. His son Landry had just accomplished his freshman 12 months at Greenwood, was a member of the golfing staff, basketball staff, and an honor student. The impression of the reduction of these users of the Bulldog family members is indescribable. Make sure you hold Aaron and Landry’s spouse and children, as very well as our faculty household, and the Greenwood community in your thoughts and prayers.

“A leader and just a serious rock, not only in our church but in this neighborhood. Just the way he lived, his testimony…he’s just a man who built a huge variation and a huge affect on persons,” Ronnie Deal, Senior Pastor at 1st Baptist Church Greenwood, claimed speaking about Aaron Gamble. 

“He was a pillar of the community. I know people today always say a superior person but, you know, you just could not obtain a improved man. He failed to have a stranger up there at the superior college,” Will Dawson, Greenwood Main of Police, reported about Aaron Gamble. 

This is a developing story. Please check out back for updates.

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