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December 11, 2012

Child dies of injuries from crash

Mother died earlier in wake of same wreck

A second person has died from injuries sustained in a crash that claimed the life of a Muskogee woman and injured five passengers.

An Oklahoma Highway Patrol report states Christopher “C.J.” Crutchfield, 7, died Sunday at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. Crutchfield was admitted to the hospital Wednesday in critical condition with head, trunk internal and external injuries. The report states Crutchfield was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from a Suburban when it rolled over multiple times near mile marker 5 in Wagoner County on the Muskogee Turnpike.

C.J. was the son of Tiffany Borovetz of Muskogee. Borovetz, 30, was driving the Suburban and was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Borovetz’ cousin, Alana Justice, said last week the family was keeping a close watch on C.J., who appeared to be in the worst condition of Borovetz’ three children. Her sons Dylan Borovetz, 9, of Muskogee, and Jordan Borovetz, 13, of Muskogee, were both taken to St. Francis Hospital after the crash. Both Dylan and Jordan were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. Dylan had to be removed from the vehicle by the Broken Arrow and Coweta fire and rescue departments, the report states.

“Dylan and Jordan are both set to be released tonight,” Justice said Monday afternoon. “They both should be home by this evening.”

Two others were injured in the crash, as well.  

Clara Chaplin, 42, of Muskogee was taken to St. John Medical Center in Tulsa with head, trunk internal, arm and leg injuries, and was released last week.

Quentin Chaplin, 23, of Muskogee was taken to St. Francis Hospital in critical condition with multiple injuries after he also was ejected. He was not wearing a seat belt, the OHP report states. A hospital spokeswoman said Chaplin had been upgraded to good condition as of Monday afternoon.

Justice said family members were in the process of arranging a care fund for the Borovetz family that would likely be set up by this afternoon.

“With all that’s going on, it just hasn’t been completed yet,” Justice said.

Funeral services for C.J. and Borovetz are pending with Keith D. Biglow Funeral Home.

Reach Dylan Goforth at (918) 684-2903 or dgoforth @muskogeephoenix.com.

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