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Sebastian County officer dies after accident

By Lee Hogan

This article was originally published March 2, 2013 at 3:59 p.m. Updated March 2, 2013 at 4:24 p.m.

Sebastian County officer Terry Johnson.

A Sebastian County sheriff's corporal is dead following a one-vehicle accident, while on patrol, Saturday morning.

Deputies and EMS responded to the accident on Arkansas 96 in Lavaca around 4:20 a.m. involving Cpl. Terry Johnson. The Sebastian County sheriff's office said a 911 caller heard a loud crash and saw a white vehicle on its side in a ditch.

The report states Johnson was taken to Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith, and died around 12:42 p.m.

The sheriff's office said Arkansas State Police is investigating the accident.

Johnson joined the sheriff's office in 1996.

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