Wreck kills one in Independence County

BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) - A Region 8 man is dead and another sent to the hospital after a Tuesday afternoon wreck.

According to the Arkansas State Police, 34-year old Jeremy Vestal of Bald Knob was heading south on Highway 167 in Batesville when he swerved to avoid a vehicle that failed to yield at the intersection of 167 and Mchue Street.  Vestal then hit the northbound vehicle of William Rice of Batesville.

Vestal died of his injuries and Rice was transported to White River Medical Center with injuries.  His condition is unknown at this time.

Police are still investigating the wreck.

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