Names released in accident on Highway 412, one man dead

LAWRENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – A two car accident on Highway 412 between Walnut Ridge and Portia has killed one man and sent two to the hospital.

Arkansas State Police says 28-year-old Nathan Richey, of Black Rock, and 47-year-old Charles Meeks, of Atkins were traveling west in a red 1996 Dodge pickup; 28-year-old Matthew Mullen was traveling east in a gray 2003 Toyota car. Mullen was killed in the crash.

Investigating officers say Richey was trying to pass other westbound traffic went his truck collided with Mullen's car.

Police say all three victims were taken to the Lawrence County Memorial Hospital, but Mullen was later pronounced dead.

Highway 412 was shut down for about an hour while crews worked the scene.

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