MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

March 25, 2013

Area woman, another die in crash


— A Park Hill woman and a Welch man were killed and four others were injured in a crash south of Fort Scott, Kan., according to a Kansas Highway Patrol report.

Mandy Nadean Shaw, 31, and Jacob Harold Perry, 31, were killed.

Brandon Michael Shaw, 31, and Mallory Blair Shaw, 8, were injured. Brandon and Mallory Shaw were transferred from Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott to Freeman Health System in Joplin, Mo. An updated condition report was unavailable Monday.

Michael Joe Perry Jr., 33, of Miami, Okla., and Sequoia Slater, whose age was estimated to be in her early 30s, of Welch both were taken to Mercy. Slater was transferred to Freeman Health System. Their conditions were unavailable.

According to the report, the three-vehicle crash took place in Bourbon County, about six miles south of Fort Scott, Kan., on U.S. 69 near mile marker 57.1 at approximately 3:50 p.m. Saturday. Geoffry Lynn Kyser, 61, of Miami was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer southbound, and Jacob Perry was driving a 2012 Jeep Patriot, also southbound. Brandon Shaw was driving a 2007 Chevrolet HHR northbound. Kyser’s vehicle side-swiped Perry’s. Perry’s vehicle spun around and was struck in the passenger-side door by Shaw’s vehicle. Kyser was not injured. The trooper’s report said it was unclear if Michael Perry was wearing a seat belt, but everyone else in the three vehicles were wearing seat belts.