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Fatal #: 215       Operator #: 3704  
Accident #: 191     Station Sending SPTH     #(1) Deceased   #(4) Injured
Date of Crash: 05/08/2006   Time of Crash: 5:58pm   Location: I-540 S BEFORE EXIT 5  
City: FORT SMITH   County: SEBASTIAN    
 
Deceased
Name (Vehicle #) Age City of Residence M/F Driver Passenger Pedestrian
CHESTER JONES (11)   11/09/1958   1230 FRENCH PRARIE BOONEVILLE AR   M   X      
             
Additional Deceased
1
 
INJURED
Name (Vehicle #) Age City of Residence M/F Driver Passenger Pedestrian
OSCAR BELL (7)   03/11/1957   416 NORTH 9TH OKMULGEE OK   M   X      
SEAN LASHLEY (4)   10/23/1975   6404 NORTH TEXOMA SHERMAN, TX   M   X      
KRISTEN RAGAN (3)   09/06/1965   1915 MULBERRY VAN BUREN AR   F   X      
TAMMY LASHLEY (4)   Unknown   6404 NORTH TEXOMA SHERMAN TX   F     X    
             
Additional Injured
1
 
Vehicle Year Direction Hwy. Vehicle Year Direction Hwy.
1. FORD TRUCK 1998 SOUTH I-540 2. FORD TRUCK 2001 SOUTH I-540
3. FORD TAURUS 1996 SOUTH I-540 4. CHEVROLET TRUCK 2001 SOUTH I-540
Additional Vehicles
1 VEHICLE : HONDA ACCORD (5) YEAR: 2002 DIRECTION : SOUTH HWY : I-540 VEHICLE : NISSAN PATHFINDER (6) YEAR: 2001 DIRECTION : SOUTH HWY : I-540 VEHICLE : PETERBUILT TRUCK AND TRAILER (7) YEAR: 2004 DIRECTION : SOUTH HWY : I-540 VEHICLE : MERCURY VAN (8) YEAR: 1995 DIRECTION : SOUTH HWY : I-540 VEHICLE : GMC TRUCK (9) YEAR: 1999 DIRECTION : SOUTH HWY : I-540 VEHICLE : FREIGHTLINER TRUCK AND TRAILER (10) YEAR: 2002 DIRECTION : SOUTH HWY : I-540 VEHICLE : WESTERN STAR (11) YEAR: 2001 DIRECTION : SOUTH HWY : I-540
 
Initial Narrative     AN ACCIDENT HAD OCCURRED AT THE RELIEF BRIDGE ON I-540 SOUTH.TRAFFIC STARTED TO SLOW DOWN WHEN THE COLLISIONS OCCURRED BETWEEN VEHICLES 1 THROUGH 11,DUE TO FOLLOWING TOO CLOSE DURING A DOWNPOUR OF RAIN. THE FATALITY OCCURRED IN VEHICLE 11 AFTER IMPACT WITH THE OTHER VEHICLES.THE LOAD SHIFTED ON THE WESTERN STAR TRUCK CAUSING THE LOGS TO CRUSH THE CAB OF THE TRUCK. NOT INJURED DRIVER VEH 1 BARBARA DROLSHAGEN DOB 12/04/55 OF FORT SMITH AR. DRIVER VEH 2 JOHN EDWARDS 10/01/76 OF VAN BUREN AR. DRIVER VEH 5 ELSA BRYANT 03/14/32 OF FORT SMITH AR. DRIVER VEH 8 SANDRA STRICKLAND 02/08/52 OF ALMA AR. DRIVER VEH 6 MATTHEW MOOWN 11/29/89 OF VAN BUREN AR. DRIVER VEH 9 DONALD KENSLER AGE UNKN CITY UNKN. DRIVER VEH 10 JOHN GOLDMAN 10/30/52 OF WEBB CITY MO. ALL NOT INJURED DRIVERS WERE WEARING THEIR SEAT BELTS  
 
Weather Condition:   RAIN  Road Condition:   WET 
 
Injured Taken To:    SPARKS AND ST EDWARDS MEDICAL CENTER FORT SMITH   Body Held At:    MARTIN FUNERAL HOME MANSFIELD AR  
 
NOK Notified  Yes Investigating Officer:  CPLROBIN KUYKENDAL 202 Agency:  ARK STATE POLICE
 
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