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Vehicle accidents fatal to 3 drivers

by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | April 29, 2021 at 3:23 a.m.

A 65-year-old Helena-West Helena woman died in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday morning in Helena-West Helena, according to an Arkansas State Police report.

Barbara Green was traveling west on Arkansas 242 in a 2013 Dodge Dart about 8:27 a.m. when she attempted to turn left onto U.S. 49 and was hit by a northbound 2006 Freightliner, the report said.

The driver of the Freightliner, 33-year-old Taracella Barnes of Helena-West Helena, was injured in the crash, the report said.

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Conditions at the time of the crash were clear and dry, according to the report.

Two men died in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday on U.S. 63 in Woodlawn, a state police report said.

James McCoy, 77, of Little Rock and Michael Burkhart, 50, of Warren died when they collided head-on about 4:30 p.m., the report said. Burkhart was driving a 1995 Chevrolet S-10 pickup south on the highway when it traveled over the centerline and hit McCoy's 2006 BMW 560, according to the report.

Conditions at the time of the crash were clear and dry, the report said.


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