A head on collision at 2 a.m. Tuesday in Jay claimed the life of Donald Jay Young, 64, of Eucha.

A 1995 Ford pickup driven by Stewart Gregory Whisman of Salina veered off the road for an unknown reason, came back onto the roadway and crossed the centerline, colliding with Young's van.

Young was pinned inside the van for approximately 10 minutes before the Jay Fired Department was able to free him with the Jaws of Life.  He was transported to Grove Hospital, where he died from massive internal and head injuries.

Whisman was thrown through the passenger side window of his truck, and was air flighted to Saint John's Hospital in Tulsa, where he was admitted in critical condition.