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Two car collision claims life of three

Thursday, January 27, 2005

A two car accident claimed the life of a Monette couple and their grandson Wednesday afternoon. The accident occurred approximately one mile east of Monette on Highway 18 at 3:30 p.m.

According to reports, Virginia Thomas, 33, of Blytheville was traveling eastbound on Highway 18 when the vehicle she was driving crossed the center line and struck another vehicle head on. The second vehicle was driven by Pete Towell, 67. Mr. Towell was airlifted to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn., but died en route to the hospital. Passengers, Elvie Towell, 66, and Mathew Towell, 14, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Ms. Thomas was transported to St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro where she was treated and released.

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