Three Killed in 2-Vehicle Accident Near Monette

JANUARY 20, 2005 - Posted at 7:40 a.m. CST

MONETTE, AR - A two-car accident in eastern Craighead County Wednesday afternoon killed three people.

The accident happened at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Arkansas 18, just west of the Monette city limits, when an eastbound Pontiac Grand Am driven by 33-year-old Virginia Thomas reportedly crossed the center line and struck a westbound Oldsmobile head-on.  The driver of the Oldsmobile was identified as 66-year-old Pete Towell of Monette.  Towell, his wife Elvie, and their 14-year-old grandson Matthew Towell all died in the crash.

Virginia Thomas was injured and taken to St. Bernards Medical Center of Jonesboro.