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Names released in fatal Greene Co. crash

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) – Four people are dead following a crash early Monday morning in Greene County.

The Arkansas State Police crash report states Michael Martin, 20, Barry Weyer Jr., 20, Sarah Bean, 19, and Nathan Swafford, 20, died in the car crash. All four people were listed as being from Paragould in the report.

Weyer was an equipment manager with Arkansas State Football team.

According to Greene County Sheriff Dan Langston, the four were in a Honda Civic traveling south on Rockingchair Road/Greene County Road 765 near Browns Chapel Baptist Church around 4:30 Monday morning.

ASP states the car crested the hill and Martin lost control. Langston said the car then hit a tree and split into two pieces.

One of the men was ejected, according to Langston.

All four were pronounced dead at the scene.

Greene County Judge Jerry Shipman said after Monday morning's accident he wants to make Rockingchair Road safer to travel on.

"I think that it's a must that the city and county officials meet and discuss this particular route," said Shipman. "It has to be addressed."

Shipman said he wants to use part of the half cent sales tax to do studies on several highly traveled roads in town to make them safer.

Greene County Rescue Squad Chief Curtis Davenport said 30 percent of accidents they're called out to are located on county roads.

"You don't realize on a county road the gravel that can lock your breaks and make you lose the steering wheel," said Davenport.

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