PICHER – One of thirteen people involved in a weekend one-vehicle wreck in Picher has succumbed to injuries and died. The fatality collision occurred at approximately 3:19 p.m. on Nov. 24 on County Road 560, two miles west and three-tenths miles north of Picher in Ottawa County.

Bryan Mitchel McGuirk, 27, of Miami was riding on the roof of the vehicle and died from injuries he sustained after being thrown upon impact when the Jeep crashed and rolled.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol's written report, a 1999 Jeep Cherokee driven by Kennedy Rose Bruce, 18, of Welch, loaded with 12 passengers was traveling northbound on North County Road 560.

Three passengers McGuirk, Adrian Diane Ellison, 27, of Columbus, Kansas, and Brandon Carter, 20, of Columbus, Kansas, were riding on top of the Jeep.

The OHP report states the Jeep swerved to the right, entered a ditch, grazed a tree and then struck another tree. The Jeep rolled over onto its top before coming to rest.

McGuirk was first transported by Med Flight to Freeman Hospital in Joplin, then transferred on again by Med Flight to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa where he was admitted in poor condition with head, arm, leg and internal and external trunk injuries.

McGuirk was ejected 20 feet from the point of impact and later succumbed to his injuries and died at St. Francis Hospital at 7:38 p.m. on Nov. 25, according to OHP.

The driver, Kennedy Rose Bruce, was transported by Miami EMS to Freeman Hospital in Joplin. She was treated and released with head, leg, and internal trunk injuries in fair condition. Bruce was pinned in the vehicle from 3:19 p.m. until 3:39 p.m. for a total of 20 minutes.

Adrian Diane Ellison was transported by Baxter Springs EMS to Freeman Hospital in Joplin and admitted with head, leg and arm injuries in fair condition. She was ejected 100 feet from the point of impact.

Brandon Carter was transported by Quapaw Tribal EMS to Freeman Hospital in Joplin and treated and released with arm and leg injuries in good condition. He was ejected an unknown distance from the point of impact.

The passengers inside the Jeep suffered various degrees of injury.

Passenger William Russell Flagle, 19, of Miami, was transported by Baxter EMS to Freeman Hospital and treated for head and leg injuries and released in fair condition.

Passenger Inola Sue Bartness, 26, of Miami was transported by Quapaw Tribal EMS to Freeman Hospital and was treated for head injuries and released in fair condition.

A 7-year-old male passenger, of Columbus, Kansas was transported by Quapaw Tribal EMS to Freeman Hospital and treated for head injuries and released in good condition.

An 8-year-old male passenger, of Miami, was transported by Aero Care to St. Francis Hospital and was admitted with head injuries in poor condition.

A 5-year-old female passenger, of Columbus, was transported by Quapaw EMS to Freeman Hospital and was treated for head injuries and released in fair condition.

A two-year-old female passenger, of Miami, was transported by Quapaw Tribal EMS to Freeman Hospital and no injuries were found, and she was released in good condition.

A 17-year-old female passenger, of Miami, was transported by Columbus EMS to Freeman Hospital and then transferred to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa where she was admitted with leg injuries in fair condition.

Passenger Dennis Todd Gibson, 21, of Miami, was transported by Columbus EMS to Freeman Hospital and was admitted with head injuries in fair condition.

A three-year-old male passenger, of Columbus, was transported by Miami EMS to Freeman Hospital and treated for head injuries and released in good condition.

The OHP report lists the condition of the driver as apparently normal, and the cause of the collision as unsafe speed for the type of roadway, which is listed as a dry gravel.

Seat-belts were equipped in the Jeep and in use by the driver and Flagle, according to the OHP report, and it is listed as unknown if any of the other inside passengers were using seat-belts at the time. The two-year-old passenger was in a child restraint seat, according to the report.

The vehicle was equipped with airbags which did deploy, according to OHP.

The collision was investigated by OHP Trooper Seth Hudson, assisted by Lt. Brain Mcslarrow, Trooper Marcus Murphy, the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office, Miami EMS, Columbus EMS, Baxter Springs EMS, Quapaw Tribal EMS, Commerce Fire Department, Quapaw Police Department, Aero Care and Med Flight.

Melinda Stotts is the associate editor of the Miami News-Record. She can be emailed at mstotts@miaminewsrecord.com or followed on Twitter @MelindaStotts1.