Fatal car crash on U.S. 49 Paragould

PARAGOULD, AR  (KAIT) - Paragould Fire Department say one person is dead after a two car crash on U.S. 49 (Linwood Drive) south of U.S. 412.

The accident happened before 7:00 PM Thursday night.

According to the Greene County Coroner's Office, Merrit Sanders of Paragould was killed in the crash.  Officials say Sanders was pulling out of Couch's Bar-B-Que when he was hit by a van headed south.

The accident had traffic backed up and officials had to shut down the southbound lanes for a period of time.

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