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Man killed in multi-vehicle crash

A Marked Tree man died Thursday when his SUV collided head-on with two pickup trucks.
A Marked Tree man died Thursday when his SUV collided head-on with two pickup trucks.(Arkansas State Police)
Published: Jul. 1, 2021 at 5:51 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 2, 2021 at 8:45 AM CDT
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WALDENBURG, Ark. (KAIT) - A Marked Tree man died Thursday when his SUV collided head-on with two pickup trucks.

The crash happened on Highway 14 between Harrisburg and Waldenburg in rural Poinsett County.

According to Arkansas State Police, 24-year-old Santos Luis Chavez was eastbound when his 2005 GMC Yukon crossed the center line and struck two westbound Ford pickup trucks.

The coroner pronounced Chavez dead at the scene.

His 10-year-old female passenger suffered undisclosed injuries.

The driver of one of the trucks, 38-year-old Steven Christopher Hicks of Menard, Texas, and two children in his vehicle were also injured.

According to the preliminary fatal crash report, it was raining and the road condition was wet at the time of the collision.

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