UPDATE: Victims identified after explosion near Siloam Springs kills one, other airlifted

Northwest Arkansas News

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — One person is dead after an explosion on Bill Young Road northeast of Siloam Springs Monday, December 14.

The explosion killed 83-year-old Leland Dannels. Phyllis Dannels was life-flighted to a hospital in Tulsa.

Currently, parts of Bill Young Road is shutdown as multiple first responders and EMS are on the scene.

Lt. Shannon Jenkins with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office said they are still investigating the cause of the explosion.

Jenkins said an EMT was also hurt in a secondary explosion, but the injuries are considered non-life-threatening.

This is a developing story. Stay with KNWA/FOX24 for the latest.

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