Subscribe Register Login

Friday, April 18, 2014, 6:40 p.m.
Top Picks - Mobile App

Two killed in U.S. 64 collision in Crittenden County

By Gavin Lesnick

This article was published June 18, 2013 at 6:25 a.m.

A man and woman were killed Monday when a truck crossed the centerline and hit their pickup on U.S. 64 in Crittenden County, authorities said.

James N. Pitchford, 70, was driving a 2005 Ford F-150 east on the highway about two miles east of Earle when a westbound Freightliner truck crossed into the opposing lanes and hit the pickup, Arkansas State Police said in a report. It happened about 12:15 p.m. in rainy, wet conditions.

The crash sent the F-150 into a ditch on the south side of the highway, where it caught fire. Pitchford and a passenger, Mattie J. Pitchford, 69, both of Wynne, died at the scene.

The Freightliner driver, identified as 43-year-old David C. Watkins, of Millinton, Tenn., was not injured.

The deaths marked the 228th and 229th people to die in a traffic accident in Arkansas so far this year, according to preliminary figures.

Comments on: Two killed in U.S. 64 collision in Crittenden County

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1 total comment

  • page
  • 1
Click here to make a comment

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

TOP JOBS

  • Teachers

    lisa academy Public Charter Schools, in Little Rock & North ...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Detention officers

    detention officers needed immediately!! exciting new career ...
    HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, AR

  • Tree climber

    tree climbers exp. w/clean MVR needed. Top pay based on exp....
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Teacher

    special ed teacher k-6, math teacher 7-12, For further info...
    NORPHLET, AR

  • Certified forklift drivers 2nd

    shift — 2 yrs exp, stand-up, sit down & cherry picker; inve...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 741 jobs >

Top Picks - Mobile App
Arkansas Online