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Four injured

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Four people were seriously injured in a two-car wreck Sept. 2 on Highway 63.

Jennifer Schreit, 35, of Paragould was driving a 2005 GMC pickup north on Highway 63 around 1:30 p.m. when a southbound 2001 four-door Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Don E. England, 22, of Williford did not yield while turning into the Christ in You Tabernacle north of Acres Road, said Arkansas State Trooper Dustin Rogers. The front end of Schreit's vehicle collided with the right side of England's vehicle, Rogers said.

Schreit, her husband, Frank J. Schreit, 47, and their three children, Lena, 5, Eli, 3, and Margaret, 8, were wearing seatbelts and were not injured in the wreck, Rogers said.

England was transported by AirEvac to The Med in Memphis, Tenn. His 5-year-old passenger, Matthew Henry, was also transported by AirEvac to Lebahner Hospital in Memphis, Rogers said.

England's other two passengers, Cathy McCord, unknown age, and Drew Tompton, 8, were both transported to White River Medical Center in Batesville. McCord was then transported to UAMS in Little Rock. Tompton was transferred to Arkansas Children's Hospital. No one in the England vehicle was wearing a seatbelt, Rogers said.

No citations had been issued as of press time Sept. 11, but the investigation is continuing.



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