A Monticello man was killed and two others were injured Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident on Arkansas 35, east of Monticello.
Gordon Russel Carter, 58, and Ouida F. Carter, 60, both of Monticello, were traveling west on Arkansas 35 about three miles east of Monticello when an eastbound 2009 Ford Focus driven by Newton Lagrone, 21, of Monticello, crossed the center line of the highway into the path of a 2012 Toyota Yaris driven by Ouida Carter, causing the right front corner of the Carter vehicle to strike the right front corner of the Lagrone vehicle, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary accident report.
Gordon Russel Carter, a passenger in the Carter vehicle, died at the scene of the accident. Ouida F. Carter and Newton Lagrone were both injured in the accident.
The accident occurred at 3:29 p.m. The weather was clear and the roadway was dry.