Tenaha Street Remains Hazardous Thoroughfare; Seven Transported by Ambulance

 June 2, 2015 - Officer Michelle Ashworth is seen helping move a dog which occupied the Mountaineer involved in the crash to another vehicle.

Tenaha Street at the intersection of Henrietta Street has been the site of many crashes in Center involving rear end collisions and another has occurred resulting in several people being transported to the hospital.

According to Center Police Officer Michelle Ashworth, at 5:18pm a 2005 Mercury Mountaineer driven by Christina Hammers, 25, of Center was stopped facing north and was preparing to turn into Dollar General. A green 1998 Ford Explorer driven by Rigoberto Cornelio Morales, 24, of Center was traveling the same direction behind Hammers and rear-ended the Mercury. Both vehicles remained in the roadway.

Center police officers arrived at the scene and quickly began traffic control while ACE EMS personnel saw to the needs of those involved in the crash. Transported from the scene were Hammers, Morales and his passengers Anna Laura Mendez-Jimenez, 22, and a 5 month old boy, 2 year old girl, 5 year old girl, and 6 year old girl.

Morales was issued citations for unsafe speed, no driver's license, and four counts of unrestrained children. Hammers was issued citations for no driver's license and no insurance.