Manila man dies in two vehicle accident

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

James L. Herron, 71, of Manila, died in a two-vehicle accident on Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, near Dell. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Mississippi County Coroner Mike Godsey.

Jackie Lee Ray, 64, of Blytheville was the driver of the second vehicle involved. He was injured and transported to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis.

According to the police report, Herron was traveling east bound on State Highway 18 driving a 1996 Nissan and Ray was traveling west driving a 1990 Chevrolet pick-up. Herron attempted to pass another eastbound vehicle and collided with the westbound vehicle.

The accident occurred at approximately 6:32 a.m. on State Highway 18 at State Highway 181.

The investigating officer was R.A. Crowell with the Arkansas State Police.

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