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Jurors See Video of Arkansas Trooper Hit by Patrol Car

NOVEMBER 30, 2006 - Posted at 8:18 a.m. CST

 

FORREST CITY, AR - A video of a state trooper being struck by another officer's patrol car in a high-speed pursuit has been shown to jurors in the trial of a West Memphis man accused of causing the trooper's death.  Wesley Jefferson is being tried on charges of capital murder, aggravated robbery, theft by receiving and fleeing.

Prosecutors blame the 26-year-old Jefferson and 28-year-old Reginald A. Dixon, also of West Memphis, for Corporal Mark W. Carthron's death on September 11, 2005.  Dixon is to be tried later, but Jefferson's trial is underway at Forrest City, and jurors watched the video yesterday.

Prosecutors say Jefferson and Dixon were fleeing from police when Carthron threw a spike strip onto the highway to stop the stolen vehicle.  The 31-year-old trooper was struck by a car driven by Corporal Darryl Lowry Astin when he went to pick up the strip.  Carthron later died at a hospital.

Jefferson and Dixon were arrested when the vehicle slid to a stop.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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