1 dead, 1 injured following Paragould crash

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) – Police have released more details about a fatal crash that happened on May 1 in Paragould.

According to the Arkansas State Police crash report released Tuesday, Morgan J. Crockett, 17, of Paragould died as a result of the two-vehicle crash. John A. Dacus, 24, also of Paragould was injured.

The report stated Crockett was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Christopher Taylor traveling west on Pruetts Chapel Road. The vehicle lost control and crossed the center line hitting another vehicle traveling east. Dacus was the passenger in the vehicle that was hit.

Crockett and Dacus were ejected from the vehicles they were riding in, according to police.

Sidney Binkley, the driver of the vehicle that was hit, and Taylor were not injured in the crash.

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