Two Arkansas men die in single-vehicle accident
On Thursday, September 15, 2016, around 5:30 p.m., a motor vehicle accident occurred on Louisiana Highway 4 in Louisiana's Bienville Parish. According to Louisiana State Police, a westbound 2009 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Gary Qualls, of Jonesboro, Arkansas lost control, crossed the center line, ran off the road, and struck a tree. The vehicle caught fire, with Qualls and his passenger, Gwan Jefferson, also of Jonesboro, still inside.
Both men died at the scene.
LOCATION OF ACCIDENT: Louisiana Highway 4, Bienville Parish, Louisiana
Woman dies and eight are injured in three-vehicle accident
On Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at 2:20 p.m., a motor vehicle accident occurred on the Highway 109 Arkansas River Bridge in Logan County, Arkansas. According to Arkansas State Police, a 2001 Chevrolet, driven by Ivonne Espinoza, of Clarksville, Arkansas was stalled. A 2000 Mercury, driven by Amber Williams, of Clarksville, slowed down upon seeing the stalled vehicle. However, another vehicle, a 2014 Ford, driven by Robin Freeman, of Clarksville, crashed into Williams' Mercury, causing the Mercury to go into the south lane and crash into the guard rail. After crashing into the Mercury, Freeman's Ford also collided with Espinoza's Chevrolet.
Amber Williams was injured.
Ivonne Espinoza and her passengers, Gorgina & Rita Olguin, of Clarksville, were injured.
Charcina Stepp, of Clarksville, and Shannon Koch, of Scranton, as well as two minors, of Clarksville, were passengers in Freeman's vehicle. All were injured.
All injured persons were transported to a Clarksville hospital for treatment.
Robin Freeman suffered fatal injuries in the accident.
LOCATION OF ACCIDENT: Highway 109 Arkansas River Bridge, Logan County, Arkansas
Police Officer dies in accident involving deer
On Thursday, September 15, 2016, at 5:18 a.m., a motor vehicle accident occurred on State Highway 17 in Woodruff County, Arkansas. According to Arkansas State Police, a northbound 2015 Dodge Charger, driven by Officer Robert Barker, of McCrory, Arkansas collided with a deer.
Barker died at a Searcy hospital.
LOCATION OF ACCIDENT: State Highway 17, Woodruff County, Arkansas
Woman suffers serious injuries in single-vehicle accident
According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at 6:26 p.m., a motor vehicle accident occurred on Interstate 49 in Barton County, Missouri. A northbound vehicle, driven by Erica Riedel, of Springdale, Arkansas slid off the road, went across a median, rolled over, and ended up in a field.
Riedel was seriously injured in the accident and was airlifted to a Joplin, Missouri hospital for treatment.
LOCATION OF ACCIDENT: Interstate 49, Barton County, Missouri
One man dies and another is seriously injured in two-vehicle accident
According to Arkansas State Police, a motor vehicle accident occurred at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2016, on State Highway 5 in Baxter County, Arkansas. A 2014 GMC, driven by Maurice Wood, of Cotter, Arkansas turned left out of a Dollar General Store parking lot, striking a 1946 Chevrolet, driven by Charles Martin, of Mountain Home, Arkansas.
Martin died in the accident.
Wood was taken to a Baxter County hospital for treatment.
LOCATION OF ACCIDENT: State Highway 5, Baxter County, Arkansas