Police & Fire

3 Fordyce residents killed in NWA crash

Three Dallas County people died Wednesday in a three-vehicle collision in Northwest Arkansas.

The head-on crash happened in Bentonville. A Chrysler Town & Country driven by Sammy Tucker, 63, of Fordyce, was struck by a southbound Chevy Suburban that veered into Tucker’s lane, according to an Arkansas State Police fatal crash summary.

Tucker and two passengers, 61-year-old Lisa Tucker and Norma Castleberry, 85, were killed in the crash. Their bodies were initially transported to the Benton County Coroner’s Office.

Three other people, all of them unnamed juveniles, were transported to Mercy Hospital in Rogers with unknown injuries. The report indicates that one of the injured juveniles was the driver of the Suburban that crossed into the wrong lane. One of the juveniles was a passenger in Tucker’s vehicle, and a third juvenile was driving a Ford Escape and was unable to avoid the collision.

The accident happened at 3:51 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2023, on North Walton Boulevard near its intersection with Oakwood Avenue. Weather and road conditions were listed as clear and dry, according to Cpl. Markus Hutchinson of the Bentonville Police Department.