Man, woman killed in separate AR crashes

Man, woman killed in separate AR crashes

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Two people died over the weekend in separate crashes around Arkansas.

One crash happened on U.S. 62/412 in Baxter County Saturday afternoon.

Anthony Poyner, 30, of Paragould died in the crash.

Poyner was driving east when his vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic and hit another vehicle head-on driven by 80-year-old Janet Newman of Elizabeth, according to Arkansas State Police. Newman's vehicle went backward and struck a third vehicle driven by James Memohon, 83, of Mountain Home.

Newman and Memohon were injured and taken to a Mountain Home hospital.

A second fatal crash happened Sunday morning in Monroe County.

Brittney Richardson, 21, of Jonesboro was driving a Toyota Corolla south on Highway 79 south of Clarendon when, according to ASP, she went off the road while negotiating a curve.

She struck a concrete embankment and was killed.

ASP stated weather conditions were rainy and the road was wet at the time of the crash.

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