Two airlifted to Joplin after crash outside Grove Saturday; Community driven fundraiser for injured passenger

Joplin News First

DELAWARE COUNTY, Okla. — Saturday afternoon, March 27, just after 3:15 PM, Grove EMS and Cowskin Fire Department were alerted to a two vehicle crash four miles north of Grove on SH-10 and CR E250.

Traveling north on OK-10 was a Dodge Magnum driven by Sapphire R. Coster, 24-yo of Jefferson City, Montana. She was not injured.

Traveling south on OK-10 was a 2004 Ford Explorer driven by Justin Sanday, 41-yo of Grove. He was transported by Tulsa Life Flight to Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo. suffering serious injuries.

Additionally a passenger was injured in the Dodge Magnum, Neaya J. Zacharias, 23-yo of Boise, Idaho. He was transported critical by Tulsa Life Flight to Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation but preliminary observations are included in this narrative.

“[Dodge Magnum] was traveling northbound on OK-10, [Ford Explorer] was traveling southbound on OK-10. [Dodge Magnum] was attempting to make a left turn on CR E250 and stuck [Ford Explorer].”

Trooper I. Brenner, Oklahoma Highway Patrol

The roadway was dry and skies were clear at the time of the crash. Cowskin Fire Department posted an update late Monday afternoon, “On Saturday afternoon, Firefighters and Medics from Cowskin and Grove Fire-Rescue and Grove EMS, along with Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 10 at 250 Road. Three people were transported to area trauma centers, one with very critical injuries.”

According to a FB Fundraiser page “Help Nehamyah” the critically passenger could be paralyzed from injuries. Details can be found here at the link.

This is the initial report includes information provided by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Images courtesy Cowskin Fire Department. If new relevant information is released in this crash it will updated here on our Joplin News First news tab at FSHP. Click here to save as a bookmark on your phone or digital device. We post new articles 24/7 and update current stories without notice.

On Saturday afternoon, Firefighters and Medics from Cowskin and Grove Fire-Rescue and Grove EMS, along with Oklahoma…

Posted by Cowskin Fire Department on Monday, March 29, 2021

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