Two vehicle accident claims the life of Manila woman

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

A Wednesday morning, Aug. 2, accident claimed the life of a Manila woman and injured a Black Oak woman. The accident occurred at approximately 7:09 a.m. just east of Big Lake on Highway 18.

According to an Arkansas State Police preliminary summary Shella Booth, 61, of Manila was traveling east on Highway 18 and Emily Sanders of Black Oak was traveling west on Highway 18.

Sanders, the driver of a 2006 Nissan Altima, crossed the center line into the path of the 2015 Jeep Patriot driven by Booth.

Booth was transported to Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould where she was pronounced dead.

Sanders was airlifted to Regional Medical Center in Memphis.

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