Midwest City Woman With Alzheimer's Recovering After Being Found In Wrecked Vehicle

Friday, November 12th 2010, 5:29 pm
By: News On 6

Craig Day, News On 6

MCINTOSH COUNTY, Oklahoma -- An elderly Midwest City woman who was the subject of a statewide Silver Alert is being treated after she was found in the wreckage of her car in McIntosh County.

Shirley Cannon, 80, was found trapped in her overturned car in a creek bed.

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When you take a look at the creek bed in the rugged part of McIntosh County, it's easy to see how you could miss a car running off the road, going to the bottom of the creek bed.

It could've been days or even weeks before the wreckage was discovered, so Cannon is very lucky to be alive.

She was reported missing on Tuesday after not returning home from a shopping trip. Somehow, she ended up in McIntosh County about 100 miles away from her home.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Cannon lost control on this curve, ran off the road, and ended up in this creek bed. The car overturned at the bottom of a creek and Cannon spent eight hours in the wrecked car, still strapped in her seatbelt.

Someone saw the wreckage while checking their mail, called for help, and Cannon was discovered by a wildlife ranger.

The Highway Patrol says Cannon was taken to the hospital in Henryetta and then on to Tulsa with internal and head injuries where she is in stable condition.