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Fatal #: 188       Operator #: C.Kocourek  
Accident #: 169     Station Sending TROOP L     #(1) Deceased   #(2) Injured
Date of Crash: 06/05/2010   Time of Crash: 6:02pm   Location: I-540 2 MI N OF WEST FORK  
City:    County: WASHINGTON    
 
Deceased
Name (Vehicle #) Age City of Residence M/F Driver Passenger Pedestrian
TONYA COWLEY (2)   01/17/1969   P.O. BOX 185 BOKCHITO OK   F     X    
             
Additional Deceased
1
 
INJURED
Name (Vehicle #) Age City of Residence M/F Driver Passenger Pedestrian
SHANNON VAILS (2)   10/08/1969   138 MARIAH DRIVE WEATHERFORD TX   F     X    
MICHAEL G. VAILS (2)   06/14/1971   138 MARIAH DRIVE WEATHERFORD TX   M   X      
             
Additional Injured
1
 
Vehicle Year Direction Hwy. Vehicle Year Direction Hwy.
1. GMC SAVANA 2006 SOUTH I-540 2. CHEV EQUINOX 2010 SOUTH I-540
3. CADILLAC SRX 2005 SOUTH I-540
Additional Vehicles
1
 
Initial Narrative     V-2 WAS STOPPED IN THE RIGHT TRAFFIC LANE ON I-540SB DUE TO TRAFFIC BEING STOPPED AHEAD V-3 WAS STOPPED IN THE LEFT LANE ON I-540SB JUST AHEAD OF V-2. AT THAT TIME V-1 REAR ENDED V-2 CAUSING V-2 TO HIT V-3. V-1 THEN TRAVELED OFF THE ROADWAY TO THE WESTSIDE OF I-540 AND THEN OVERTURNED COMING TO A FINAL REST ON IT'S RIGHT SIDE. PASSENGER OF V-2 "COWLEY" WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT 3:37AM AT UAMS HOSPITAL. THE DRIVER OF V-1 JAMES BUTER OF FAYETTEVILLE AR WAS NOT INJURED THE DRIVER OF V-3 PAULA HARTZ AND PASSENGERS OF V-3 JULIA HARTZ AND MORGAN MOODY ALL OF FAYETTEVILLE AR WERE NOT INJURED AS WELL. AND PASSENGER OF V-2 BRANDON VAILS OF WEATHERFORD TX WAS NOT INJURED.  
 
Weather Condition:   CLEAR  Road Condition:   DRY 
 
Injured Taken To:    WASHINGTON REG. MED CENTER   Body Held At:    PULASKI CO. CORONER'S OFFICE  
 
NOK Notified  Yes Investigating Officer:  TRPJUSTIN NOWLIN #474 Agency:  ARKANSAS STATE POLICE
 
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