1 killed, 1 injured in Independence Co. crash

1 killed, 1 injured in Independence Co. crash

One man was killed and another injured in a 2-vehicle crash in Independence County.

The crash happened on Arkansas Highway 14 Monday afternoon just before 5:30. According to Arkansas State Police, Calvin Cooper, 41, of Locust Grove died following the collision.

Police state Cooper was driving east when a pickup truck driven by Michael Canard of Desha crossed the center line into the eastbound lane.

Cooper attempted to avoid the truck by driving into a ditch line. However, Cooper and Canard's vehicles made contact in the eastbound lane, according to ASP.

Canard was taken to a Batesville hospital with unknown injuries.

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