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Fatal #: 477       Operator #: 3715  
Accident #: 443     Station Sending SPTA     #(1) Deceased   #(2) Injured
Date of Crash: 12/19/2019   Time of Crash: 5:51pm   Location: I40 EAST AT THE 179 MILE MARKER  
City: LONOKE   County: LONOKE    
 
Deceased
Name (Vehicle #) Age City of Residence M/F Driver Passenger Pedestrian
JOYCE MARIE OWENS (2)   65   WEST HELENA   F     X    
             
Additional Deceased
1
 
INJURED
Name (Vehicle #) Age City of Residence M/F Driver Passenger Pedestrian
DIANE WILLIS (2)   64   WEST HELENA   F     X    
CLARDY LEE GRAY (2)   72   MARVELL   M   X      
             
Additional Injured
1
 
Vehicle Year Direction Hwy. Vehicle Year Direction Hwy.
1. FORD TRUCK 1998 WEST I40 2. DODGE VAN 2013 EAST I40
Additional Vehicles
1
 
Initial Narrative     THE DRIVER OF V1 STATED HE WAS HAVING MECHANICAL ISSUES AND MADE A U-TURN AT THE “AUTHORIZED ONLY” CROSSOVER TO GO BACK EAST BOUND. AS V1 TURNED THE TRAILER DROPPED OFF THE ROAD INTO THE MEDIAN CAUSING THE TRAILER DOLLY’S TO BECOME LODGED FORCING THE VEHICLE STOP. THE TRAILER WAS PARTIALLY BLOCKING THE #2 LANE. V2 STRUCK THE FRONT RIGHT CORNER OF V1’S TRAILER CAUSING V2 TO SPIN COUNTER-CLOCKWISE INTO THE BACK OF V1. DRIVER OF V1 WAS STANDING OUTSIDE OF HIS VEHICLE AT THE TIME OF IMPACT.  
 
Weather Condition:   CLEAR  Road Condition:   DRY 
 
Injured Taken To:    SPRINGHILL BAPTIST   Body Held At:    ARKANSAS STATE CRIME LAB  
 
NOK Notified  Yes Investigating Officer:  CORPORALJASON DOOLEY 410 Agency:  ASP TROOP A
 
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