Elderly man dies in single-vehicle accident
At 5:06 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, a motor vehicle accident occurred on AR-98 in Columbia County, Arkansas. Arkansas State Police reported that a westbound vehicle, driven by Herbert Turner, of Magnolia, Arkansas ran off the highway in a curve, causing it to strike a guardrail.
Turner suffered fatal injuries in the accident.
A minor passenger in Turner's vehicle was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
LOCATION OF ACCIDENT: AR-98, Columbia County, Arkansas
Man dies in single-vehicle accident
Monday, November 28, 2016, at 4:50 p.m., a motor vehicle accident occurred on US-79 in Cleveland County, Arkansas. According to an Arkansas State Police report, a northbound 1990 Honda Accord, driven by Jerry Smith, of Rison, Arkansas crossed the center line, ran off the road, struck several trees, and came to rest in a ditch.
Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.
LOCATION OF ACCIDENT: US-79, Cleveland County, Arkansas
Woman dies in single-vehicle accident
On Monday, November 21, 2016, at 3:30 p.m., a motor vehicle accident occurred on AR-1, near AR-49, in Phillips County, Arkansas. According to Arkansas State Police, a southbound 1998 Mazda Pro, driven by Linda Hopper, of West Helena, Arkansas crossed the center line, ran off the road, went into a ditch, and hit a culvert, causing it to overturn.
Hopper died at the scene.
The road was dry and the weather was clear when the accident occurred.
LOCATION OF ACCIDENT: AR-1, Phillips County, Arkansas
Woman dies and three others are injured in two-vehicle accident
At 2:50 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2016, a motor vehicle accident occurred on Rogers Avenue in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Arkansas State Police reported that an eastbound 2004 Honda Accord, driven by Shreoshi Wright, of Fort Smith, was traveling at a high rate of speed, lost control, and struck a westbound 2001 Honda Odyssey, driven by Celia Gomez, also of Fort Smith.
Wright died in the accident.
Gomez and two minors, passengers in the Odyssey, were injured and were transported to both a Fort Smith hospital and a Little Rock children's hospital for treatment.
Weather conditions were dry and clear at the time of the car wreck.
LOCATION OF ACCIDENT: Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, Arkansas
Elderly man dies in car crash
On Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at 7:45 a.m., a motor vehicle accident occurred on Highway 5 in Baxter County, Arkansas. According to Arkansas State Police, a southbound 2014 Ford, driven by Samantha Nelson, of Gassville, Arkansas attempted to pass a 2004 Buick, driven by Gerald Lenard, of Lakeview, Arkansas. The Ford collided with a northbound 2007 Dodge, driven by Michael Ayers, of Mountain Home, Arkansas.
Lenard went off the road and struck a concrete culvert, due to swerving to avoid the wreck between the Ford and the Dodge. Lenard suffered fatal injuries in the car crash.
Both Nelson and Ayers were injured and were transported to a Baxter County hospital for treatment.
It was wet and foggy at the time of the accident.
LOCATION OF ACCIDENT: Highway 5, Baxter County, Arkansas