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Ravenden woman dies in crash

Thursday, March 9, 2006

A fiery crash on Highway 167 March 2 claimed the life of a Ravenden woman.

Nina M. Ford, 70, was driving a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix southbound on Highway 167 near Leslie Hollow Road in Independence County at 7:12 a.m. when an oncoming 2002 Dodge pickup driven by George E. King, 38, of Cave City crossed the center line and struck Ford's vehicle head on, causing the car to catch fire, said Cpl. Ronnie G. Qualls with the Arkansas State Police.

King was transported to White River Medical Center in Batesville.

A two-car wreck on Highway 175 in Cherokee Village on Feb. 28 sent two residents to Fulton County Hospital with injuries.

Oma B. Sellers, 54, was stopped in the southbound lane of Highway 175 waiting, with her blinker on, to turn into the Cherokee Village Elementary School parking lot when she was struck from behind by a 1999 Saturn driven by Starla Thomas, 20, said Cherokee Village officer Wendell Lane.

Sellers' two passengers and Thomas' passenger did not have visible injuries as a result of the crash, Lane said.

Sellers and Thomas were transported by Spring River Paramedic Ambulance Service to the hospital for treatment of their injuries.

Sellers' vehicle remained functional, but Thomas' was disabled, Lane said.

No citations were issued.

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