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Two Garland Teens Among Four Killed in Oklahoma Head-On Crash



    (Published Monday, Nov. 26, 2012)

    Two Garland teenagers were among four people killed in a head-on collision Sunday afternoon in northeastern Oklahoma.

    The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Drake Cobb, 14, and Syrrena Sanderson, 13, both of Garland, were passengers in a Ford Mustang that crashed into a pickup after crossing the center line on U.S. 60 near Wyandotte.

    Authorities say a 7-year-old girl, who the younger sister to Cobb and Sanderson, is in serious condition at a Springfield, Mo., hospital.

    The siblings were moving to Missouri to start a new life with their mom and sisters.

    "I've never had a hurt like this, never," said Johnny Cobb. "I don't know how to explain it, it just hurts."

    When Johnny and Cindy Cobb said goodbye to their grandson Drake at Thanksgiving, they didn't think it would be for the last time.

    "I didn't know it would be anything like this, I never featured that," said Cindy Cobb. "I don't know, I don't understand it, I'm so confused with it. Everyone tells me I can't hang on to the anger but I don't know how to let go of it."

    The Mustang's driver, 39-year-old George West of Webb City, Mo., also died in the crash.

    A passenger in the pickup, 19-year-old Samantha Delamatter of Fairland, Okla., also died in the crash.

    Troopers say four people were pinned inside the wreckage for an hour and a half. The teenagers' mom was in another car, watching it all unfold.

    "She's lost two children, and was in the car behind it to watch it happen. I can't put myself in her shoes," said Cindy Cobb.

    Drake Cobb was an 8th grader and Syrrena Sanderson in the 7th grade Jackson Technology Center for Math and Science. The Garland Independent School District said, counselors have been going around to each one of the deceased teenagers' classrooms and will be on hand for grieving students.

    The family lost two teenagers, but they're praying the 7-year-old sister will make a full recovery.

    "I just keep her in my prayers," said Cindy Cobb.