Fund Established For Daughter Of Sand Springs Family Killed In Wreck
SAND SPRINGS, OK -- The public can now donate to help the surviving member of a Sand Springs family killed in a Christmas Eve auto accident.
Amanda Mulanax, 15, lost her father, mother and older brother December 24th when the driver of a Hummer SUV crossed the center lane and struck the Mulanax vehicle head on.
Michael Mulanax, 42; his wife Angela, 41, and their son James Mulanax, 18, were killed on Highway 51 just west of the intersection with State Highway 97. The Hummer driver, 20-year-old Steven Wade Jameson, told police he had looked at his dog in the back seat of the vehicle and look up to find he had crossed the center line into oncoming traffic.
Jameson was arrested after the accident on complaints of possession of marijuana and driving with a canceled license.
"It's still shocking," said Sand Springs Assistant City Manager Kevin Nelson. "We had just seen Mike at our holiday party, and then he's gone."
Mike Mulanax was a 12-year-employee of the City of Sand Springs streets department.
"Mike was a very kind individual, always concerned about others and very polite," Nelson said.
"If there was something that needed to be done, he was there to do it."
Mulanax had been on leave from work, on worker's compensation, at the time of the accident but he had his wife had just attended the city employees holiday gathering.
Amanda Mulanax was not with the family at the time of the accident. The Sand Springs student is now living with her grandparents.
"It's such a sad situation," said Kevin Nelson, Sand Springs Assistant City Manager.
"I just hope that people understand the terrible tragedy that she now has to live with, going forward. Any help that they can provide would be greatly appreciated."
The donation fund for Amanda has been established at Sand Springs Community Federal Credit Union. Donations can be made at two locations: 202 E. Morrow Road or 3973 S. Highway 97 in the Sand Springs Village Shopping Center.
The location at Sand Springs Village is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. week days and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, according to Branch Manager Rita Henson.
Donations can also be sent by mail to: 3973 S. Hwy 97 Sand Springs, Ok 74063, or 202 E. Morrow Sand Springs, OK 74063, Attn. Amanda Mulanax Donation.
"To lose all of your loved ones at holiday time, it's just horrible," Henson said.
For more information about the fund, call 918-245-1301.