Photos by Jesse Evans, Editor

Failure to stop at a stop sign was the apparent cause of crash that sent two children to the hospital to be checked out Sunday evening.

The two-car crash occurred just before 5 p.m., Sunday, March 26 at the intersection of Highway 29 North and Highway 371 West in Blevins between a silver Chevrolet Malibu and a white Honda Accord.

According to witnesses and both drivers, the Malibu, driven by Douglas Bray of McCaskill, was travelling north on Highway 29 and failed to stop at the stop sign, striking the westbound Accord, driven by Maria Tenorio of Blevins, on the front left fender on Highway 371. Tenorio was able to pull her Accord onto the side of the highway but Bray’s Malibu was disabled in the middle of the intersection. Bray was the only occupant of his vehicle but Tenorio had her two young children with her.

Hempstead County Deputy Tuberville, first responders from Blevins and Deann Fire Departments and Pafford crew 213 responded to the call. First responders were first on scene. Emergency Medical Responders checked on the occupants of the vehicles while firefighters took on traffic control at the scene.

Pafford arrived on scene and checked on the occupants while Deputy Tuberville investigated the crash. Pafford transported the two children, 2-years-old and 10-years-old, to Wadley Regional Medical Center in Hope. Bray and Tenorio were uninjured.

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