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Police investigating Little Rock crash that killed two people, injured another

by Grant Lancaster | June 18, 2022 at 2:26 p.m.
A Little Rock Police Department vehicle is shown in this file photo.

Little Rock police on Saturday were still investigating a fatal wreck that killed two people Friday night, a department spokesman said.

Around 9:15 p.m. Friday, officers responding to a collision in the area of 12th Street and Rodney Parham Road found two vehicles that had collided while westbound on 12th Street before coming to rest against a building at 7400 Kanis Road, Sgt. Eric Barnes wrote in a news release Saturday morning.

Witnesses had reported two people were trapped in one of the vehicles, and two people in a Mercedes-Benz were declared dead at the scene.

The Mercedes-Benz driver had yet to be identified and was taken to the Arkansas Crime Lab, but the deceased passenger was identified as Larry Brewer, 47, of Conway.

The driver of the other vehicle involved, a Dodge Avenger, was identified as Tavarne Williams, 43, of Little Rock. She received medical treatment, but her wounds were not considered life-threatening.

Officers were still working to reconstruct the crash based on measurements and observations from the scene, but preliminary information indicated the driver of the Mercedes-Benz lost control, striking the Dodge, and both vehicles then left the road, Barnes wrote.

Barnes could not yet say if the vehicles were racing at the time of the collision, something that will be determined during the investigation.

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