Child Critically Injured in Crash

6-11-06 – A child had to be flown to the hospital after a car wreck in Johnston County Sunday morning. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a car driven by 70-year-old Joyce Marie Samis of Sherman ran off State Highway 22, swerved back onto the road, crossed the center line and hit another pickup truck.

Samis was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

A nine-year-old passenger, Cassandra Chaberria of Sherman, was flown to the hospital in critical condition. Three other passengers, between the ages of five and nine, were not hurt.

The driver of the pickup refused treatment at the scene.