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ASP identifies man killed in Tuesday morning crash

Published: May. 10, 2022 at 6:40 AM CDT|Updated: May. 10, 2022 at 2:08 PM CDT
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SEDGWICK, Ark. (KAIT) - Arkansas State Police said a Pocahontas man died Tuesday morning in a head-on collision.

According to the preliminary fatal crash report, it happened at 5:54 a.m. on U.S. Highway 63 in Sedgwick.

A two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning shut down Highway 63 in Lawrence County.
A two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning shut down Highway 63 in Lawrence County.(IDriveArkansas.com)

Jeffrey Watson, 39, of Pocahontas was southbound when his 2013 Jeep Cherokee crossed into the turn lane and collided head-on with a northbound 2016 Ford F-150 waiting to turn left.

Watson died in the collision.

The driver of the Ford, 35-year-old Jose Arriaza, and his passengers--37-year-old Sayra Lopez, 41-year-old Kenya Lopez, 35-year-old Josue Pozo, and 24-year-old Ever Lopez--all of Jonesboro, suffered unspecified injuries. They were taken to Jonesboro hospitals for treatment.

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