The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

November 26, 2012

Four die in two-car collision near Wyandotte


From staff reports

WYANDOTTE, Okla. — A two-car collision near Wyandotte, Okla. on US Highway 60 resulted in four dead Sunday afternoon and left a seven-year old female in serious condition, according to the Oklahoma State Highway Patrol.

The patrol said that Willis George Jr., Webb City, was traveling east on US 60 in a 2003 Ford Mustang when his vehicle crossed the centerline and struck a 2000 Ford Ranger driven by Spencer Anderson, Fairland, Okla, head-on at 4:19 p.m.

Troopers say that four people were pinned in the wreckage for an hour and a half. George's and his passengers Drake Cobb, 14, Syrrena Sanderson, 13, both of Garland, Tex. were pronounced dead at the scene as a result from their injuries. Anderson’s passenger Samantha Delamatter, 19, was also pronounced dead at the scene.

Maryssa Sanderson, 7, was transported by helicopter to Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. where she was treated for serious injuries to her head, chest and leg. She was the fourth passenger in George’s car.

Spencer Anderson, 22, was also taken to Cox South Medical Center where he was treated for head, arm and leg injuries. He was later released.