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Two die in separate accidents

Friday, October 17, 2008

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Two people died in separate accidents Oct. 9 on U.S. Highway 62/412.

Derrick M. Morris, 26, of Salem, was killed at 2:30 a.m. The accident occurred 1.6 miles east of Arkansas State Highway 9 in Salem. According to the report, Morris was traveling west on U.S. Highway 62/412 in a 1999 GMC pickup, when he failed to negotiate a curve. His vehicle traveled off the roadway into the southern ditch. Morris then over-corrected coming back onto the highway and overturning before coming to a rest in the northern ditch, right side up, facing east. Morris' body was taken to Barker's Funeral Home. Trooper Daniel Busch was the investigating officer.

The other fatality occurred at 1:50 p.m. on U.S. Highway 62/412 about 5 miles west of Viola. Three vehicles were involved in the accident.

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There was one fatality and three injuries in a three vehicle accident Oct. 9 on Highway 62/412. Viola First Responders, Viola Fire and Rescue, Salem Fire Department, Fulton County Sheriff's deputies, Arkansas State Police, Fulton County Ambulances, Baxter Regional Medical Center Ambulances and Air-Evac Lifeteam responded to the call. Photos by Emily McIntosh and Erma Harris
Roy Choate, 47, of Harrison, was traveling west in a 1997 Kenworth when he lost control of his tractor-trailer, which was carrying three large rolls of rubber. The semitrailer overturned spilling the load into the eastbound lane of oncoming traffic. The cab of the semi came to rest on its left side with the trailer overturned in the east bound lane and shoulder.

At the same time, Chasity D. Lawing, 26, of Mountain Home, and Caleb Lard, 21, of Mountain Home, were traveling east on the highway. Lawing, driving a 2006 Mazda, exited the south side of the highway and overturned. Lawing and her passenger, 2-year-old Ethan Tacket, had to be extricated from the vehicle. They were transported to Baxter Regional Medical Center.

Lard, driving a 2002 Nissan (box truck) also exited the south side of the highway, overturned and struck a power pole. A passenger in the Lard truck, 28-year-old Steven Rutecki, was fatally injured. Lard was transported to Baxter Regional Medical Center.

Emergency personnel responding to the scene included Viola First Responders, Viola Fire and Rescue, Salem Fire Department, Fulton County Sheriff's deputies, Arkansas State Police, Fulton County Ambulances, Baxter Regional Medical Center Ambulances and Air-Evac Lifeteam.

According to Air-Evac officials, one patient was transported to St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo.

The investigating trooper was Cpl. Kenneth Folley with the Arkansas State Police.


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thank you to all who responded

steve's mom

-- Posted by mommaphyl on Sun, Nov 2, 2008, at 2:56 PM

They can do their jobs and more some times. We love them

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