Man arrested and charged with death of construction worker along I-555

One killed, one injured in vehicle/pedestrian crash along I-555

TYRONZA, Ark. (KAIT) - The man who hit and killed a construction worker along I-555 in Poinsett County Saturday evening has been arrested and charged with his death.

According to Arkansas State Police, Kristopher Charles Gould, 26, of Mammoth Sporing was the driver who hit and killed Preston Brayfield, 22, of Kansas City around 7:45 p.m. May 30 on I-555, northwest of Tyronza.

The warrant shows that Gould is charged with failure to maintain control, open container containing alcohol in a motor vehicle, and negligent homicide.

According to a preliminary fatal crash summary from ASP, Gould in his 2020 Chevrolet Impala was going north on I-555 when it crossed the divider barrels and struck Brayfield, who was a construction worker.

The Impala left the road, overturned and went into a nearby field, ASP said.

The driver of the Impala was injured in the crash, but the preliminary summary provided no details as to the extent of injuries.

The weather was clear and the road was dry at the time of the crash, ASP noted.

A photo of Gould was not uploaded to the Poinsett County Jail’s roster.

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