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Fatal #: 199       Operator #: 3853 - Gotham  
Accident #: 186     Station Sending SPTB     #(1) Deceased   #(0) Injured
Date of Crash: 04/04/2019   Time of Crash: 6:00am   Location: W 6TH ST.  
City: NEWARK   County: INDEPENDENCE    
 
Deceased
Name (Vehicle #) Age City of Residence M/F Driver Passenger Pedestrian
WALTER GENE WATSON ()   61   NEWARK AR   M       X  
             
Additional Deceased
1
 
INJURED
Name (Vehicle #) Age City of Residence M/F Driver Passenger Pedestrian
             
Additional Injured
1
 
Vehicle Year Direction Hwy. Vehicle Year Direction Hwy.
1. GMC TERRAIN 2013 EAST W 6TH ST.
Additional Vehicles
1
 
Initial Narrative     V-1 WAS TRAVELING EAST ON 6TH ST APPROACHING THE INTERSECTION WITH MORGAN ST. PED-1 WAS ALSO TRAVELING EAST ON 6TH ST. IN A MOTORIZED WHEELCHAIR AHEAD OF V-1. PED-1 HAD NO REFLECTIVE GEAR VISIBLE AND WAS STRUCK BY V-1. V-1 CONTINUED EAST VEERING OFF THE ROADWAY TO THE RIGHT STRIKING A STREET SIGN A CHAIN LINK FENCE AND A TREE COMING TO A FINAL STOP.  
 
Weather Condition:   RAIN  Road Condition:   WET 
 
Injured Taken To:    UAMS LITTLE ROCK   Body Held At:    UAMS LITTLE ROCK  
 
NOK Notified  Yes Investigating Officer:  DEPUTYTYE BAXTER 132 Agency:  INDEPENDENCE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
 
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