A two-vehicle collision northeast of Wyandotte has claimed the life of an 88-year-old Grove man and critically injured an 89-year-old passenger in the same vehicle.
OTTAWA COUNTY – A two-vehicle collision Tuesday afternoon has claimed the life of David W. Moffat, 88, and critically injured Josefina N. Moffat, 89, both of Grove.
The collision occurred just before 1 p.m. approximately 6 miles northeast of Wyandotte in Ottawa County on State Highway 10 and State Highway 10C, according to the issued OHP report.
Trooper Will Langley investigated and informed in his report that a minivan driven by Moffat collided with a pickup driven by Ethan E. Gray, 28, of Neosho, after failing to stop at a stop sign at a Hwy. 10/10C junction and continuing into the path of the pickup.
The report details that Moffat was pinned for just under 30 minutes and extricated by Quapaw Tribe EMS and the Wyandotte Fire Department. He was then transported by Quapaw EMS to Integris Miami Hospital where he was pronounced dead by a Dr. Mader from massive injuries sustained in the collision.
Josefina was transported by Quapaw EMS to Freeman Hospital in Joplin and admitted in critical condition with head, trunk, arm, and leg injuries.
Gray was not injured in the accident.
The report shows seatbelts were in use in both vehicles.
The cause of the collision is listed by the OHP as failure to stop for a stop sign. Weather conditions are listed as clear and roadway dry at the time of the accident.
Langley was assisted by Trooper Preston Konemann, Trooper Dustin Thornton, Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, Quapaw Tribe EMS, Wyandotte Fire Department, Quapaw Tribe Marshalls, and Wyandotte Nation Police Department.