Blytheville traffic accident leads to homicide investigation

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BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - A serious traffic accident leads to the discovery of a man who was shot and killed.

It happened Monday evening when Blytheville Police received calls reporting a serious traffic accident and gunshots in the area of West Main and 21st Street. Officers say they found a 1992 Ford pickup traveling northbound on 21st Street that struck and broke an electrical power poll before it ran into a private garage.

When officers made contact with the driver, 52 year old Charlie Wimbley, they determined that he had been shot once. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation is being conducted by police to determined what happened. Those with information are asked to call the Criminal Investigation Division at 870-762-0400 or COPS hotline at 762-2677.

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