Crews respond to Highway 7 crash; 1 dead

By The Arkadelphian

One person died Tuesday morning on a state highway in Clark County.

Emergency crews responded to Highway 7 between DeLong Road and Griffithtown for a report of a vehicle that had struck a tree and an unconscious male inside. The East Clark County Volunteer Fire Department was the first agency to be summoned to the scene, at 10:10 a.m. Tuesday, May 31.

According to police, the driver was westbound on the road and crossed the center line, leaving the highway and striking a tree in the south wood line.

Arkadelphia Fire Department, Arkansas State Police and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office also responded.

Clark County Sheriff Jason Watson said the deceased was a Dallas County resident, and authorities are in the process of notifying next of kin.

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