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Three injured in Thanksgiving accident

Thursday, December 5, 2002

Three accident victims were transported to the hospital during early morning hours Thanksgiving day after the driver lost control of a late model Chevrolet pickup truck and it overturned on Highway 289 North.

The driver, John W. Sullivan, 20, and two passengers, Jamie Alford, 15, and Heidi Pantlik, 16, all of Sharp County, were transported to Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System, said Cpl. Kenneth Foley of the Arkansas State Police.

The vehicle was southbound when Sullivan attempted to negotiate a curve and lost control of the vehicle causing it to skid about 195 feet before the truck exited the east side of the highway. The truck continued another 95 feet and overturned once and came to rest in a field, said Foley.

Alford and Pantlik were both treated and released to family members the same day, said Valerie West, director of nursing at EORHS. Sullivan was transferred to St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, but no information was available from St. Bernard's on Sullivan's condition.

The vehicle was towed from the scene by Lynn's Auto Salvage. Lynn Reynolds, owner of the salvage yard, said the vehicle would probably be considered a total loss.

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