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.