90-year-old Heber Springs man killed in crash

90-year-old Heber Springs man killed in crash

HEBER SPRINGS, AR (KAIT) - An elderly Region 8 man died Monday morning in a head-on collision in Cleburne County.

Arkansas State Police report Douglas Peikert, 90, of Heber Springs was southbound on Highway 25 north of Water Tower Road when his 2006 Lincoln veered onto the right shoulder.

Peikert reportedly overcorrected and crossed the center line hitting northbound Nissan SUV driven by Bruce Robus, 66, of Heber Springs.

Peikert was killed in the crash. Robus and his passenger, 70-year-old Helen Robus, were taken to Baptist Health Medical Center in Heber Springs with unspecified injuries.

According to the incident report, the road condition was wet when the crash happened at 9:15 a.m.

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