Two Injured in Highway 3 Head-On

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle head-on collision on Highway 3 near Ecler Road Tuesday. According to a State Patrol press memo, a 2000 Ford Focus was northbound on SR-3 about 5:30 PM. Near milepost 8, the driver of the Ford passed another vehicle in a no-passing zone and struck a southbound 2000 Mercury Mountaineer head-on in the southbound lane.

The driver of the Focus, Samuel John Roark, 27 of Shelton, and a passenger in the Mercury, Mirna R. Firgureoa, 38 of Shelton, were injured and transported by aid car to Mason General Hospital.

The driver of the Mountaineer, Francisco Bernabe-Sebastian, 32 of Shelton, was not injured.

Both vehicles sustained “reportable” damage and were impounded.

The Trooper’s report indicates the cause of the crash was Roark passing in a no-passing zone.

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