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2 crashes in state leave 4 people dead

by ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE | February 10, 2021 at 4:27 a.m.

The Arkansas State Police reported two head-on collisions in Arkansas that left four people dead earlier this week, according to fatal crash reports.

On Tuesday morning, Jeremy Sherman, 27, of Malvern was killed when his 2006 Chevrolet, traveling west on Arkansas 8 in Clark County, crossed the centerline and struck a 2019 Ford, the report said. The crash occurred at 11:52 a.m. Two female youths were in the Ford, the report said.

Sherman and the young driver of the Ford were pronounced dead at the scene. The young passenger in the Ford was taken to Baptist Health Medical Center in Arkadelphia and then to Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock where she died, according to the summary. The weather was cloudy, and the pavement was wet at the time of the crash, the report said.

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On Monday afternoon, Janet Gunn, 57, of Rector was killed when her 2011 Chevrolet was struck head-on on U.S. 49 in Paragould, according to a crash report. Gunn's vehicle was traveling north at 4:03 p.m., when it was struck by a 2003 Dodge driven by a male youth, the report said. The weather was overcast, the report said.

Gunn's body was taken to the Greene County Morgue. The young man was transported by ambulance to the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould, according to the summary.

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