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Fatal #: 302       Operator #: 8302  
Accident #: 276     Station Sending SPTA     #(1) Deceased   #(2) Injured
Date of Crash: 07/08/2020   Time of Crash: 914am   Location: 8424 OLD HOT SPRINGS HWY 5  
City: BENTON   County: SALINE    
 
Deceased
Name (Vehicle #) Age City of Residence M/F Driver Passenger Pedestrian
ROBERT FECKLER (1)   69   HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE   M   X      
             
Additional Deceased
1
 
INJURED
Name (Vehicle #) Age City of Residence M/F Driver Passenger Pedestrian
KAREN FECKLER (1)   67   HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE   F     X    
THOMAS WEEKS (2)   48   HOT SPRINGS   M   X      
             
Additional Injured
1
 
Vehicle Year Direction Hwy. Vehicle Year Direction Hwy.
1. NISSAN MURANO 2020 NORTH HWY 5 2. FREIGHTLINER 2003 SOUTH HWY 5
Additional Vehicles
1
 
Initial Narrative     V1 WAS TRAVELING NEAR THE 8400 BLOCK OF HIGHWAY 5 IN BENTON AR. V2 WAS TRAVELING SOUTH APPROACHING THE 8400 BLOCK OF HIGHWAY 5. V1 AND V2 MET IN THE NEARBY CURVE ON HIGHWAY 5. V2 HAD TRAVELED INTO THE NORTHBOUND LANE AND OVER-CORRECTED THEIR STEERING. THE LOSS OF STEERING FROM V2 WHILE CARRYING A HEAVY LOAD CAUSED IT TO SPILL STRIKING V1. V1 DRIVER SUSTAINED FATAL INJURIES. V1 PASSENGER AND V2 DRIVER WERE TRANSPORTED TO HOSPITAL FOR NON-LIFE THREATENING INJURIES.  
 
Weather Condition:   CLEAR  Road Condition:   DRY 
 
Injured Taken To:    SALINE MEMORIAL HOSP.   Body Held At:    SALINE COUNTY CORONER  
 
NOK Notified  Yes Investigating Officer:  TRP.WILLIAM S. MILLER 170 Agency:  ASP

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