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An accident occurred in Marion, Arkansas on Tuesday, August 15th, resulting in the fatality of a 12-year-old girl.


The accident happened around 7:50 a.m. on a service road on Interstate 55. A 2013 Nissan Altima was turning left from Judge Smith Drive when it failed to yield to a Ford F-150 pickup.


The pickup struck the car on the left side causing a 12-year-old passenger in the Altima to suffer fatal injuries.


Both of the drivers of the vehicles were injured, as well as a 10-year-old passenger in the Nissan.


Conditions were cloudy and wet at the time of the accident.


Accident Location: Intersection of Judge Smith Drive and Interstate 55 service road in Marion, Arkansas.

On Sunday, August 13th, a 2010 Kia Rio was traveling east on Arkansas 364. The driver of the Kia was Mr. Jacob Williams, 27, of Wynne, and the passenger was Ms. Janie Marrell, of Cherry Valley.


The accident happened west of Vanndale around 8:40 p.m. The Kia was rounding a curve when it over turned. Ms. Marrell was fatally injured as a result of the accident.


Mr. Williams was hurt and taken to Regional One Health in Memphis.


Road conditions were clear and dry at the time of the accident.


Accident Location: Arkansas 364 in Cross County, Arkansas, near Vanndale.

On Friday, August 4th, a vehicle ran off the road and into a tree in White County, Arkansas.


Mr. Willie Brown, 71, of Searcy, was driving a 1994 Chevrolet on U.S. 64 when his vehicle left the roadway and hit a tree.

 

Mr. Brown was fatally injured because of the accident.


Road conditions were clear and dry at the time of the crash. It is unknown as to why the vehicle left the highway.


Accident Location: U.S. 64 in White County, Arkansas.

Mr. Bobby Lea, 82, of Hot Springs, was fatally injured in an accident on Central Avenue, Saturday, August 5th. He was driving his 2013 Nissan Altima when he suddenly crashed into Zaxby’s fast-food restaurant.


The accident happened around 2:15 p.m. Hot Springs Police believe that Mr. Lea had a seizure or medical emergency that caused him to lose control of his vehicle.


He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced fatally injured.


The vehicle and the building had little damage.


Accident Location: Zaxby’s on Central Avenue in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

On Saturday, August 5th, Mr. Don Dye, 75, of Judsonia, Arkansas, was fatally injured in a motorcycle accident.


Mr. Dye was riding his 2004 Harley-Davidson when he veered off the road and hit a fence. The accident happened around 11:20 p.m. on Arkansas 87 in Independence County.


He was pronounced fatally injured on the scene.


Accident Location: Arkansas 87 in Independence County.

Ms. Shella Booth, 61, of Manila, Arkansas, was fatally injured on Tuesday, August 1st, in a head-on crash.

 

The accident happened around 7:10 a.m. on Arkansas 18, east of Big Lake in Mississippi County. A 2016 Nissan Altima crossed over the center line, hitting Ms. Booth’s Jeep Patriot. She was taken to Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Ms. Booth lost her life, due to the accident.

 

Ms. Emily Sanders, 31, of Big Oak, was also reported as injured.

 

Road conditions at the time of the accident were clear and dry.

 

Accident Location: Arkansas 18 near Big Lake in Mississippi County.

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