Four Persons Involved in Head-On Crash

March 12, 2014
by: 
Dwayne Page
Four Persons Involved in Head-On Crash (Photo by Ken Underhill)
Two Injured in Ford Taurus (Photo by Ken Underhill)

Four people were involved in a two car crash Wednesday morning on Vaughn Lane near Zelenka Nursery.

Trooper Dewaine Jennings of the Tennessee Highway Patrol told WJLE that 20 year old Omar Ramirez of Doyle was traveling west on Vaughn Lane in a 2004 Dodge Stratus when he failed to negotiate a curve to the right, left his lane of travel and crossed the center line. Ramirez's car struck an eastbound 1997 Ford Taurus head-on, driven by 32 year old Anahi Palacios-Cruz of McMinnville.

Palacios-Cruz and a passenger of her car, 48 year old Maria Felix Terraz of McMinnville were taken by DeKalb EMS to DeKalb Community Hospital. A passenger of Ramirez's car, 22 year old Charles Harrison of McMinnville received minor injuries.

According to Trooper Jennings, both drivers were cited for driving on a suspended license and violation of the financial responsibility law (no insurance). Ramirez was also cited for failure to maintain his lane of travel.

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