Last Thursday afternoon, an 18-year-old girl was fatally injured after the van she was riding in lost control and hit a tree.


The accident occurred on the 300 block of Marion Anderson Road in Hot Springs. The driver of the vehicle was a male, and his name was not released. He received no injuries.


Rachel K Roberts, of Oden, Arkansas, was pronounced fatally injured at the scene.


The road conditions were clear and dry at the time of the accident.


Accident Location: 300 Block of Marion Anderson Road in Garland County, Arkansas. 

Last Monday evening a two-vehicle accident occurred in White County on U.S. 67.


Mr. Vernon L. Short, 65, of Little Rock, Arkansas, was driving a tractor-trailer when he veered off the highway and hit a flatbed 18-wheeler who was stopped. Mr. Short was fatally injured as a result of the accident.


The driver of the other tractor-trailer was Mr. Joey R. Self, 51, of Piedmont, Missouri. He was also injured in the accident.


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


Accident Location: U.S. 67 in White County, Arkansas.

A head-on collision Wednesday afternoon near Henderson, Arkansas caused two fatalities and one injury.


The accident occurred on U.S. 62 when a 2005 Buick LeSabre was traveling eastbound and crossed over into westbound traffic. The Buick was driven by Phillip Earl Woods, 64, of Jonesboro. Mr. Woods hit a 2006 Dodge Caravan head-on. The passenger in Mr. Woods vehicle was injured.


Mr. Jimmy Dewayne Lowe, 65, of Kennett, Missouri, was driving the Dodge when the collision occurred. Mr. Lowe was also fatally injured.


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


Accident Location: U.S. 62 near Henderson, Arkansas in Baxter County. 

On Tuesday afternoon, a Magnolia woman was fatally injured in an accident on U.S. 82 in Miller County, Arkansas. The collision involved three vehicles.


Ms. Tracye Bailey, 54, of Magnolia, Arkansas, was driving a 2006 Hyundai when she crossed the center line, causing a collision. Ms. Bailey sideswiped a 2009 Honda and hit a 2013 Chevrolet head-on. The driver of the Chevrolet, Ms. Joanna Bruce, 49, of Maud, Texas, was also fatally injured.


Police state that the driver of the Honda was not injured.


Accident Location: U.S. 82 at the 16.4-mile marker near Texarkana, Arkansas. 

Around 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday morning, a tractor-trailer was traveling northbound on Interstate 555. The driver was identified as Mr. Jackie Becker, 57, of Jonesboro, Arkansas.


Mr. Becker swerved to the right side of the road and struck a concrete column under the Harrisburg Road overpass. The truck immediately burst into flames causing fatal injuries to Mr. Becker. Police did indicate that there were no hazardous materials inside the truck.


The interstate was closed to northbound traffic. Traffic was rerouted by the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department through the Harrisburg Road exit and back onto the interstate.


After an inspection on Tuesday, it was determined some of the columns suffered heavy damage due to the explosion. The Harrisburg Road overpass will be closed until further notice.


Once workers can complete repairs under the overpass, the northbound lanes of the interstate will open. The highway department says this should be done by the end of the week.


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


Accident Location: Interstate 555 near Harrisburg Road overpass in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

A two-vehicle accident on Sunday afternoon resulted in one Arkansas man’s fatal injury.


Mr. Jerry Lynn Garland, 72, of Bauxite, Arkansas, was the driver of a 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle. Mr. Garland lost his life at the scene.


The driver of a 2016 GMC Acadia, Mr. Richard Crawford, was taken to Saline Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.


The cause of the accident has not yet been identified. As of Monday afternoon, police were still investigating. 


Accident Location: Intersection of Arkansas 5 and Leigh Street in Benton.


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