One man was killed in a tragic Garland County crash that took place on Tuesday morning, March 9. The victim was identified as Rusty E. Miller, 33, from Malvern. The initial car crash report from state police reveals that the incident took place at 10:55 a.m. when Miller, in a bid to turn left onto U.S. 270 East, was hit by another vehicle.
The vehicle of the deceased was identified as a Ford Focus, 2014. In addition to this, the report confirms, Miller was headed on the highway when his vehicle faced a blow from a 2000 Jeep Wrangler.
It has been reported by troopers that the jeep hit the left side of the Ford, resulting in the death of Miller following the crash. The car crash happened in the inside westbound traffic lanes. None received any injury due to the car crash. The weather conditions at the time of the Garland County crash were clear and dry.
Moreover, a 77-year-woman from Batesville injured in a car accident at the beginning of March has died. The woman, identified as Barbara Cooley, sustained serious injuries in a car crash in Independence County.
It has been reported that Cooley was driving a Nissan, 2015 model. The tragic crash happened on March 1 as Cooley was heading towards U.S. 167 in Pleasant Plains from the east near Main Street.
Just recently, it has been confirmed that the other vehicle involved in the car crash was a Dodge, 2010 model. The other vehicle was heading south on U.S. 167 when both the cars struck.
Cooley was rushed to White River Medical Center. Unfortunately, the woman succumbed to her injuries. The weather conditions were dry and cloudy at the time of the incident.
Data from the Arkansas Department of Public Safety shows that almost 86 people have lost their lives in car crash incidents in the state this year. If you or your loved ones have been involved in a car accident, contact a Northwest Arkansas car accident attorney today.