Two men lose lives in wreck

Thursday, August 29, 2002

A fatal accident three miles west of Manila took the lives of John D. Yancey Jr., 44, of Leachville and Roy G. White Jr., 37 of Manila. The accident occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Sarena Halfacre, 17, of Manila was driving a 1997 Pontiac northbound on Mississippi County Road 103 when she apparently failed to yield to a 1997 Dodge traveling west on County Road 314, a police report indicated. Both vehicles traveled into a ditch and overturned. Yancey, the driver of the Dodge, and White, a passenger were ejected form the vehicle.

Halfacre was transported by helicopter to the Elvis Presley Trauma Center at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis where she was listed in critical condition

Trooper B.D. Harper investigated the accident.

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