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Names of 3 involved in deadly ice-related accident released

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WHITE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – Arkansas State Police have confirmed a Bradford man died after an accident on Wednesday evening.

According to the crash report, at around 5:10 p.m., James Franklin Conway, 80, was driving his truck northbound on Highway 167. Police said Conway crossed into the southbound lane and hit a car driving south head on at the 6-mile marker on Highway 167 between Bald Knob and Batesville.

State Police confirmed Conway died.

ASP released Brittany Nichole Watkins, 24, was driving the car and was riding with her one-year-old daughter. Arkansas State Police said both Watkins and her daughter were injured but the severity of those injuries is unknown.

Arkansas State Police said wet and iced roads were factors in the accident.

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