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Collision in Texarkana kills two people

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Posted: Friday, March 4, 2011 8:40 am | Updated: 9:52 pm, Fri Mar 4, 2011.

The driver of one vehicle and a passenger in a second died Thursday night in a head-on collision in Texarkana.

According to an Arkansas State Police report, Bobby N. Manley, 84, was driving a 2010 model Cadillac east on Arkansas 196 when the car drifted into the westbound lanes. It collided with a westbound 1995 Buick, driven by Ashley Young, 22, of Dallas Drive in Nash, Texas.

Young survived and was taken to the LSU Trauma Center in Shreveport. However, her passenger, Levi A. Simmons, 30, of Genoa Road, Texarkana, was killed.

The wreck happened about 4:45 p.m. on Arkansas 196 at Coca-Cola Lake Road.

The weather was clear and the road was dry when the wreck happened.

Cpl. Chris Bussey investigated the wreck for the Arkansas State Police.


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