Christopher Van Krevelen ~ Enid, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 36° 23.856 W 097° 52.757
14S E 600500 N 4028632
Quick Description: Highway Patrol Trooper lost while on duty.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 12/2/2009 11:13:17 AM
Waymark Code: WM7TP5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 3

Long Description:

County of Tree: Garfield County.
Location of Tree: Randolph St., Enid
Date Dedicated: 2003
Monument Text:

Deodora Cedar Tree
In Loving Memory of
CHRISTOPHER VAN KREVELEN
From Your Wisconsin Family
2003

Information of Trooper Van Krevelen's Accident:
[Trooper Christopher Van Krevelen was killed in an automobile accident at 1600 hours on Thanksgiving afternoon while responding to a report of a train-car collision in Enid, Oklahoma.
Trooper Van Krevelen's patrol car went out of control on the U.S. 81 overpass, struck the right-side guard rail and then crossed the roadway and became stuck on the left-side guard rail. The vehicle was suspended over the edge of the overpass. The patrol car burst into flames and burned so hot that rounds from Trooper Van Krevelen's sidearm began to discharge.
Trooper Van Krevelen, who was assigned to Troop J, had been with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol for three and a half years, and had previously served as an Enid police officer. He is survived by his wife, parents, and sister.]

Location of the tree: courthouse lawn

Type of tree: Deodora Cedar

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