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Weekend accident in Paris kills one

By Paris News

Paris – A two-car accident in Paris over the weekend claimed the life of a former Rivercrest High School student and injured several others.

The Paris News reports Jessica Kay, 18, of Paris died Saturday in a Dallas hospital from injuries received in the Friday night collision involving an SUV driven by James Barnes, 20, of Paris and a car driven by Christina Boren, 28, also of Paris.

Kay, along with two other passengers in the SUV and the driver were transported to Paris Regional Medical Center before Kay was transported by helicopter to Dallas. Boren also was transported to the hospital. A three-year-old passenger in the Boren vehicle, seated in the center rear, was not injured, according to Paris Police Department public information officer Matt Birch. All other accident victims were treated and released.

The SUV was reportedly traveling north on FM 1497 at Loop 286 when it collided with the car, which was westbound on Loop 286. Reports indicate the SUV failed to yield right-of-way and was struck in the westbound lane of Loop 286.

The accident remains under investigation.