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2 killed, 2 injured in Lawrence Co. crash

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Britny Vickers (Source: Williams Baptist College) Britny Vickers (Source: Williams Baptist College)
LAWRENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

Two people were killed while two were injured in a 3-vehicle crash in Lawrence County.

It happened Monday around 9:40 p.m. on Highway 63 at Highway 91.

John Kevin Elledge, 59, of Pocahontas and Britny Jean Vickers, 20, of Homosassa, FL were killed in the crash, according to an Arkansas State Police crash report.

Police state Elledge was driving north on Highway 63 when the Chevy pickup he was driving crossed the center line and hit the Toyota Vickers was driving head on.

The truck overturned in the highway and was struck by in the driver's side by a Dodge pickup, according to ASP.

Those in the Dodge, Douglas McConnell, 48, of Cherokee Village and James Estes, 67, of Ash Flat, were injured and taken to a Jonesboro hospital.

There is no word on the severity of their injuries. 

Vickers was a student at Williams Baptist College.

On Tuesday the college released this message: 

The Williams Baptist College family is grieving the loss of one of its own, after the tragic death of Britny Vickers. Britny was killed in a car accident Monday night in Walnut Ridge.

Britny, 20, was a sophomore psychology major from Homosassa, Florida, and a midfielder for the WBC Lady Eagles soccer team.

A campus memorial service is planned for Wednesday at 12 noon in WBC's Manley Chapel. Other funeral arrangements are pending.

Hundreds of Britny's classmates, as well as Williams faculty and staff, filled Manley Chapel to grieve and pray together Monday night after getting news of the tragedy.

"Williams Baptist College is a tight knit campus family, and we feel this loss profoundly," said Dr. Tom Jones, WBC's president. "Britny enriched our campus with a wonderful personality and ever-present smile. We mourn with her family, her classmates and her teammates, and we offer our fervent prayers on their behalf."

The WBC family extends its deepest condolences to Britny's family in this loss of a very special young lady.

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