JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Three people died in a multi-vehicle crash, involving an overturned vehicle fire, on one of Jonesboro’s busiest roads.
According to a preliminary fatality crash report from the Arkansas State Police, Ekylun Ahmad Ramos, 18, and Racerrius Dequanne Wilson, 20, both of Osceola, were killed in the crash.
Jeff Presley, E911 director, said the crash happened around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday on East Highland Drive near the MLK/Commerce Drive Intersection, in front of Fastenal.
The driver of a passenger car, Dallas Ali Mitchell, 18, of Jonesboro was flown to Regional One in Memphis. Sally Smith, public information specialist with Jonesboro police said Friday that Mitchell died from his injuries at Regional One.
The driver of a pickup truck, Timothy Maurice Jones, 67, of Black Oak was taken Wednesday afternoon to Regional One, police said.
According to the report, Jones was attempting to make a left-hand turn when Mitchell’s westbound 2015 Nissan Altima struck his 2018 GMC Sierra.
Police shut down the roadway in order for air ambulance helicopters to land.
Wilson was also injured April 28 in a dirt-bike/vehicle crash on Highway 18 at South Street in Blytheville.