Crash investigation continues in Oct. 2020 deadly crash

Crash investigation continues in Oct. 2020 deadly crash
(Source: Arkansas State Police)

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - Arkansas State Police continue to investigate an October crash that injured one person and killed a Craighead County woman.

The crash happened at 11:10 p.m. Oct. 24 on Highway 226.

Bradley Childers, 26, of Des Arc was eastbound when his 2015 Ford Focus crossed into the westbound lane and skidded across the shoulder before overturning.

An ambulance transported Childers to a local hospital with unspecified injuries.

His passenger, 22-year-old Brittany Barger of Brookland, was killed.

A month after the crash, an ASP spokesperson says the crash remains under investigation:

“Motor vehicle crashes resulting in a fatality that may occur on a state highway or within the immediate statutory jurisdiction of the Arkansas State Police are systematically investigated consistent with state laws and department procedures. Typically an investigation of a single-vehicle crash may consume a month or longer, subject to the amount of forensic evidence that may be submitted to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory. The investigation remains active and ongoing.”
Bill Sadler, Public Information Officer, Arkansas State Police

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