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High-speed crash in Pine Bluff kills driver

by Sandra Tyler | October 23, 2021 at 5:37 p.m.
Fatal wrecks in Arkansas

A driver was killed in a high-speed crash early Saturday in Pine Bluff, according to a Pine Bluff Police Department news release.

James Ingram, 28, was pronounced dead just after midnight Saturday morning, the release by Lt. David DeFoor said. The pronouncement was made at the scene on Miramar Drive, which splits from U.S. 79 Business (South Camden Road) about 1.3 miles northeast of the Interstate 530 exit and runs through a residential area.

A passenger, unidentified in the release, survived the crash, DeFoor said. The report did not include Ingram's address.

Just before midnight Friday, officers attempted to stop Ingram's vehicle in the Shady Grove area of Pine Bluff for a minor vehicle equipment violation. The driver refused to stop, and officers did not pursue the vehicle because of the minor nature of the offense, the release said.

A few minutes later, another officer saw what is believed to be the same vehicle, driving with a flat tire. The officer tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver sped away on Miramar Drive at high speed, the release said. The officer did not pursue the vehicle, DeFoor reported.

Ingram lost control of the vehicle, which ran into a ditch and rolled over several times, coming to rest in the front yard of 3215 Miramar Drive, the release said.

No additional details about the crash were available Saturday afternoon.


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