Teenager killed, another air-lifted in early morning crash

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – A teenager is killed and another person air-lifted after a head-on collision Friday morning in Craighead County.

The accident happened on Highway 49 and County Road 928 around 6:45 Friday morning.

According to the Arkansas State Police, 17-year-old Joseph Wayne Galczynski of Paragould was going north on Highway 49 when he crossed the center line and hit Alice M. Tyner, of Jonesboro, head-on.

Galczynski was killed in the accident, and Tyner was air-lifted to The Med in Memphis.

Arkansas State Police say both people were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident.

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