Three Teens Killed in Crash in Mississippi County

APRIL 9, 2004 - Posted at 1:52 p.m. CDT

MARIE, AR - Three 16-year-olds were killed in a head-on crash in south Mississippi County yesterday.

State Police say the crash occured on Highway 14 at Marie, south of Osceola, Thursday afternoon.

Police identified the young victims as Lindsey Branscum of Luxora, Brandon Loucks of Wilson and Robin Daniels of Dyess.

The driver of the other vehicle, 36-year-old Jeffery Vaughn, was injured.

Police said none of the teenagers were wearing seat belts.

All three teens were students at Rivercrest High School.  Area schools are out today and Monday for the Easter holiday.  Rivercrest principal Mitzi Smith says the school has arranged for counseling for students arriving Tuesday morning.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)