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Fatal #: 122       Operator #: 3765  
Accident #: 113     Station Sending SPTH     #(1) Deceased   #(1) Injured
Date of Crash: 04/10/2020   Time of Crash: 6:59am   Location: SH 255 (ZERO STREET) BEN GEREN PARK  
City: FORT SMITH   County: SEBASTIAN    
 
Deceased
Name (Vehicle #) Age City of Residence M/F Driver Passenger Pedestrian
JUSTIN MICHAEL BATTENFIELD (2)   34   FORT SMITH   M   X      
             
Additional Deceased
1
 
INJURED
Name (Vehicle #) Age City of Residence M/F Driver Passenger Pedestrian
MICHAEL SHAWN ELLIS (1)   32   FORT SMITH   M   X      
             
Additional Injured
1
 
Vehicle Year Direction Hwy. Vehicle Year Direction Hwy.
1. DODGE 2014 EAST SH255 2. DODGE 2005 EAST SH 255
Additional Vehicles
1
 
Initial Narrative     VEHICLE 1 WAS TRAVELING EAST ON STATE HIGHWAY 255 WHILE ACTIVELY PURSUING VEHICLE 2. V1 INITIATED A PIT MANEUVER AND CONTACT WAS MADE WITH VEHICLE 2. BOTH VEHICLES LEFT THE ROADWAY. UPON LEAVING THE ROADWAY VEHICLE 2 OVERTURNED AS IT MADE CONTACT WITH THE EMBANKMENT OF A ROADSIDE DITCH. WHILE OVERTURNING VEHICLE 2 STRUCK A UTILITY POLE DURING WHICH TIME VEHICLE 1 WAS TRAVELING OVER VEHICLE 2. GOING ACROSS THE DRIVEWAY BOTH VEHICLES STRUCK A SECOND UTILITY POLE BEFORE COMING TO REST.  
 
Weather Condition:   CLEAR  Road Condition:   NORMAL 
 
Injured Taken To:    MERCY HOSPITAL - FORT SMITH AR   Body Held At:    COUNTY CORONER & SENT TO STATE CRIME LAB  
 
NOK Notified  Yes Investigating Officer:  SR.CPL. MICHAEL R. SPRINGER Agency:  ASP

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