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Five Tips for Safe Travel During the Holidays

Five Tips for Safe Travel During the Holidays

Posted on Friday, October 22nd, 2021 at 11:29 pm    

Heavy traffic often arises during the holidays. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, a lot of people decide to take out-of-town trips to see family and friends. While many travelers choose to fly to their destinations, others opt for the scenic route and drive. More vehicles on roadways mean heavy traffic, delays, and frustrated motorists. Drivers… Read More

Multiple-Vehicle Accident on Interstate 540 Near Van Buren Kills Three

Posted on Monday, December 10th, 2018 at 8:24 pm    

The team at would like to remind you to use caution and warn your family and friends that there will be lane closures over the river between Fort Smith and Van Buren after a multiple-vehicle accident has caused lasting lane closures near the Arkansas River bridge.  Whenever lanes are closed for construction or after serious… Read More

Man gets 25 years for leaving the scene and manslaughter charges

Posted on Sunday, January 15th, 2017 at 4:44 pm    

Hot Springs, Arkansas resident Brett Alan Emmett was sentenced to more than 25 years of imprisonment after making a guilty plea on Tuesday, January 10 in Garland County Circuit Court. His charges include manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury or death. The convictions relate to a ht and run that resulted in… Read More

One dead and two hurt in Independence County three-vehicle collision

Posted on Sunday, January 8th, 2017 at 8:47 pm    

A three-vehicle collision in Independence County, Arkansas resulted in the death of one individual and the serious injuries of two others. The accident happened around 3 in the afternoon on Tuesday, January 3 along Highway 167 South. The victim was identified as 67-year-old Batesville resident Paul Howard Teague and the injured were identified as 24-year-old Batesville… Read More

Hit-and-run driver causes death of senior citizen

Posted on Sunday, November 20th, 2016 at 9:19 pm    

A pedestrian was struck at the intersection of Thompson and Bailey in Springdale in Washington and Benton counties, Arkansas on Thursday, November 3 at around 6:45 p.m., causing his immediate death. The victim was identified as 62-year-old Cruz Gonzalez. He succumbed to his mortal injuries and died at the scene of the accident. Police investigators… Read More

One dead in Fayetteville hit-and-run collision

Posted on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 at 7:44 pm    

The Fayetteville Police Department took 33-year-old Sergio Rodriguez into custody last Tuesday, November 8 as the primary suspect in a hit-and-run collision. The Washington County accident happened near Crossover Road and Zion Road in Fayetteville around 8 p.m. last Sunday, November 6. According to Sergeant Craig Stout, the accident involved two people on a scooter… Read More

Three-vehicle collision kills one, injures four

Posted on Friday, October 28th, 2016 at 9:46 pm    

Live Oak, Florida resident Ronald Arthur Smith lost his life during a three-vehicle collision. Four other people sustained injuries during the accident, which occurred near the intersection of U.S. Highway 90 and 89th Road. The accident took place around 5:20 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25, in Suwannee County According to preliminary reports from the Florida… Read More

Ashdown man charged with negligent homicide, leaving the scene

Posted on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at 9:53 pm    

Thirty-one-year-old Ashdown, Arkansas resident Mark Merrell, who was charged with negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury or death – both felony charges – in relation to a crash that took place on May 20, 2015 at around 9:40 p.m., will commence his trial on Monday, September 26 in the… Read More

Man dies in Crawford County two-vehicle collision

Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2016 at 10:45 am    

Arkansas State Police have reported Fort Smith resident Matthew Choate, 24, lost his life when his vehicle collided with that of an Arkansas state trooper on Interstate 40. The accident occurred near the interchange between Van Buren and Alma on Monday, August 8 at around 3:40 a.m. Choate was driving the wrong way on the… Read More

Arkansas is 12th safest state for elderly drivers

Posted on Friday, August 5th, 2016 at 5:39 pm    

A new study released by senior care website Caring.com showed the state of Arkansas is the 12th safest state for elderly drivers. According to the report, 17% of individuals who lose their lives in Arkansas vehicle accidents are 65 or older. That age group comprises only 16% of the total population in the state. Arkansas, incidentally,… Read More