According to an Arkansas State Police report, Angel Jones lost control of her vehicle on a curve on Highway 62-412 as she traveled west from Salem. Her vehicle struck a guardrail and veered into the eastbound traffic lane, where she struck an oncoming vehicle head on. The report indicates road conditions were wet at the time of the accident.
Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle, James Winget, 67, of Mountain Home was not seriously injured.
Jones was a Viola High School senior, and chosen by her classmates as one of three maids who escorted the Homecoming Queen during ceremonies on Oct. 16. Jones' death caused emotions to run high at the school, as word of the accident spread. The decision was made to cancel the Nov. 6 basketball game with Mammoth Spring.
On Sunday, Nov. 4, a Salem resident, Ronald Brown, 41, was critically injured in a one vehicle accident, on Highway 62-412, two miles west of Viola.
Brown's eastbound vehicle went out of control on a curve, crossed the westbound lane and left the roadway, striking a culvert and a tree before stopping.
Brown was taken to Baxter Regional Memorial Hospital, and later transferred to a Springfield Hospital. At last report, Brown was on life support.