Two-car collision leaves one dead and two injured

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A Lake City woman was killed and two Caraway residents were injured Saturday night in a two vehicle accident on Highway 18, two miles east of Monette.

According to a preliminary fatality report from Arkansas State Police, Robalene McClelland, 837 Craighead Country Road 510, Lake City, was traveling east in a 2001 Ford Taurus when the 2000 Daewoo, driven by Royce G. Hawkins, 47, of 408 State South, Caraway, crossed the center line.

McClelland was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Kurt Beason.

Hawkins and a passenger in his car, Belinda Jeffers, 43, of 410 Kentucky Street, Caraway, were transported to the Med Center in Memphis. A hospital spokesman said at press time on Monday, Hawkins and Jeffers were both listed in critical condition.

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