An 18-year-old Malvern man was killed and a juvenile was injured this weekend in a one-vehicle accident in Friendship.
Austin Pierce, of Malvern, died early Saturday morning on Highway 67 near Larry Lane in Hot Spring County. According to a preliminary fatal crash summary filed by Arkansas State Police, Pierce was driving northbound in a 2013 Dodge Charger when he “traveled into the east roadside ditch, overturned and struck a tree.” The report goes on to say that Pierce was pronounced deceased at the scene.
A juvenile injured in the crash was transported to Baptist Health Medical Center-Arkadelphia.
Pierce’s body was taken to the Hot Spring County Coroner’s Office.
The accident happened at 1:58 a.m. Saturday, April 16. Weather and road conditions were listed as rainy and wet. Trooper Kendrick Davis investigated the accident.
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