One dead, one injured in crash on Highway 63

One dead, one injured in crash on Highway 63
Authorities got a call about the crash around 11:40 a.m. on Highway 63 and South Crossroads in the Portia area. (Source: KAIT-TV)

PORTIA, Ark. (KAIT) - A minor was killed and a minor was injured Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 63 in Lawrence County, according to a preliminary fatal crash summary from the Arkansas State Police.

Authorities got a call about the crash around 11:40 a.m. on Highway 63 and South Crossroads in the Portia area.

According to the summary, a 2005 Hyundai Elantra, driven by the minor, pulled out from South Crossroads Road to enter Highway 63 and was struck by a 2017 International Harvester going south.

The minor, who was injured, was taken to a Walnut Ridge hospital, ASP said. The report does not name either the person who was killed or the person who was injured due to their age.

Earlier in the day, officials said the Lawrence County coroner had been called to the scene of a crash in Portia which shut down Highway 63.

Jeff Presley, Jonesboro & Craighead County E911 director, said the crash was “very serious” and that at least one person was entrapped.

Just minutes after reporting the crash, Presley stated that the coroner had been called to the scene.

Arkansas State Police, as well as the Hoxie Police Department and the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office responded.

Region 8 News will continue to track this story and provide updates when they become available.

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