Names released in Sedgwick fatal - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Names released in Sedgwick fatal

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
(Source: IDriveArkansas.com) (Source: IDriveArkansas.com)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

2:49 p.m., Jan. 24 UPDATE: The Arkansas State Police has released the names of three people killed in a two-vehicle accident near Sedgwick on Dec. 22. 

According to the preliminary fatality report, Sammie Vance and Tammy Jones, both of Walnut Ridge and Joann Phillips of Jonesboro died in the accident on U.S. 63. Trooper Darren Bates said in the report that a 2004 Chevrolet, driven by Jones, was going north on U.S. 63 while a 2016 Dodge, driven by Vance, was going south on U.S. 63. 

Phillips was a passenger in the Dodge, ASP said. 

"Vehicle 1 (Chevrolet) crossed the center line and struck vehicle 2 (Dodge) head-on in the southbound lane of traffic," Bates said in the report. All three people were pronounced dead at the scene. 


Three people are dead after a wreck in Lawrence County Wednesday. 

According to an Arkansas State Police crash report, two females and one male were pronounced dead at the scene.

Their names have not been released. 

The report states the roads were dry and the weather was clear at the time of the crash. 

According to Arkansas State Police dispatch, crews were at the scene of a multi-vehicle accident on U.S. 63 near Sedgwick.

Both lanes of U.S. 63 were closed as crews closed off the scene in both directions

A dispatcher said both vehicles were on fire but had no further details. 

Region 8 News will have more information as details emerge. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for up to the minute updates.

Copyright 2016 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Downtown businesses help out City Youth Ministries

    Downtown businesses help out City Youth Ministries

    Friday, November 17 2017 9:22 PM EST2017-11-18 02:22:20 GMT
    Friday, November 17 2017 9:55 PM EST2017-11-18 02:55:05 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The holidays are just around the corner and businesses in downtown Jonesboro spent Friday evening giving back to kids in the community.

    The holidays are just around the corner and businesses in downtown Jonesboro spent Friday evening giving back to kids in the community.

  • FCC to allow phone companies to block illegal robocalls

    FCC to allow phone companies to block illegal robocalls

    Friday, November 17 2017 9:40 PM EST2017-11-18 02:40:38 GMT
    Friday, November 17 2017 9:51 PM EST2017-11-18 02:51:13 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    The Attorney General of Arkansas was successful in getting the Federal Communications Commission’s to allow phone companies to block illegal robocalls.

    The Attorney General of Arkansas was successful in getting the Federal Communications Commission’s to allow phone companies to block illegal robocalls.

  • Arkansas State University convention center coming soon

    Arkansas State University convention center coming soon

    Friday, November 17 2017 9:07 PM EST2017-11-18 02:07:11 GMT
    Friday, November 17 2017 9:47 PM EST2017-11-18 02:47:34 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    After presenting a request to get their Embassy Suites Hotel and convention center up and running, the O’Reilly group received the green light from the Jonesboro Advertising and Promotions Commission. However, not without certain stipulations in that request.

    After presenting a request to get their Embassy Suites Hotel and convention center up and running, the O’Reilly group received the green light from the Jonesboro Advertising and Promotions Commission. However, not without certain stipulations in that request.

Powered by Frankly