One Person Killed in Semi-Truck Crash on Arkansas Highway
SEARCY COUNTY, AR. – According to an online news report from nwaonline.com, one person was killed in a semi-truck crash that occurred on a highway in Searcy County, Arkansas.*
The crash happened on U.S. 65 North in Searcy County. Arkansas State Police say 65-year-old Malcolm Boultbee, of Marble Falls, Arkansas, was driving a 2017 Nissan Altima northbound and crossed the centerline of the roadway. His vehicle then struck the front of a southbound semi-truck.
Boultbee died at the scene. The driver of the semi-truck, who has not been identified, was not injured. It is not clear why Boultbee crossed the centerline. Weather conditions were reported to be clear and dry at the time of the crash. No additional information has been reported at this time.
Searcy County, Arkansas, is about 500 miles from the Georgia border at Dade County. Dade County is located in northwest corner of the state of Georgia. The county has an estimated population of 16,200, and its major roadways include Interstate 24, Interstate 59, U.S. Route 11, and State Route 136.
Data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety shows vehicle accidents in Dade County have remained relatively steady in the last several years. In 2012, a total of 359 vehicle crashes occurred in the county, leading to 128 injuries and seven fatalities. The total number of accidents increased the following year to 425, but fatal crashes dropped to four.
Accident numbers in 2014 and 2015 decreased then increased. Fatal crashes climbed back to six in 2014, despite the total accidents declining by 125. In 2016, Dade County saw 372 accidents, which led to 105 injuries and three deaths.
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Source:https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2018/nov/28/newton-county-man-killed-collision-18-wheeler/ and https://gahighwaysafety.org/fullpanel/uploads/files/dade.pdf