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Head-on collision kills one, sends one to Springfield hospital

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Emergency personnel use the Jaws of Life to remove Scott Moody of Salem from the wreckage of his 2004 Chevrolet Pickup after a head-on collision on Highway 62 east of Salem Friday afternoon. Photo by Erma Harris
A Horseshoe Bend woman died and a Salem man suffered serious injuries in a head-on collision Sept. 25 at 2:40 p.m.

The accident occurred on U.S. Highway 62 approximately 3.5 miles east of Salem near the King Ready Mix entrance.

Genevieve Thomas, 74, of Horseshoe Bend died at the scene.

Scott Moody, 37, of Salem was air-lifted from the scene by Air Evac Lifeteam to St. John's Medical Center in Springfield, Mo.

According to the report from the Arkansas State Police, Thomas was traveling east on U.S. 62 in a 2004 Dodge Caravan when she failed to negotiate a curve and drove into the west bound lane directly into the path of the Moody vehicle. Thomas' vehicle struck the left front of the 2004 Chevrolet pickup driven by Moody which was traveling west.

Salem Fire Department's Rescue Unit responded to the scene along with First Responders, Fulton County deputies and Salem Police Chief Albert Roork. Fulton County Ambulance Service was also dispatched to the scene.

Genevieve Thomas of Horseshoe Bend, died after the van she was driving collided with a Chevrolet Pickup. The collision occurred Sept. 25 on Highway 62 3.5 miles east of Salem. Photos by Erma Harris
The investigating officer was Trooper Brandon Cook with the Arkansas State Police.

As of presstime, Moody is said to be improving and should be released from the hospital in the next few days. Moody is a Base Paramedic Supervisor for Air Evac Lifeteam. He is the son of Dr. Michael and Barbara Moody of Salem.

A memorial service for Genevieve Jeanne Thomas was held Monday at the Horseshoe Bend First Baptist Church. Thomas is survived by her husband, Donald Austin Thomas; one son, three step-sons; three daughters; one step-daughter; one brother; four sisters; seven grandchildren and eight step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Estel Doone (Pigg) Russell; two brothers; and her first husband, Richard Marrs.

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