Young child seriously injured in head on collision

<font size="2">The accident happened on Highway 6, just west of Green City.</font>

Update: According to Missouri State Highway Patrol's updated crash report, Wyatt Lang, has died from his injuries.


A young child is seriously injured as the result of a head on collision Friday afternoon.

The accident happened on Highway 6, just west of Green City, around 2 p.m.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrolâ??s crash report, a tractor-trailer was headed westbound on Highway 6 when it crossed the center line and struck an eastbound car head-on.

The driver of the car, Angela Lang, 27 of Hamburg, Iowa, sustained moderate injuries, but her young son, Wyatt Lang, who is not even a year old, sustained much more serious injuries as a result of the accident. Both were initially transported to Northeast Regional Medical Center, but Wyatt Lang has been transported from Northeast Regional to University Hospital in Columbia, Mo. where he is listed in critical condition.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, Scott Popeko, 45 of Milan, Missouri, only sustained minor injuries and was transported to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital.