JOE JOHNSON, III, OF COVE KILLED IN 18-WHEELER ACCIDENT IN POLK COUNTY

According to the preliminary accident report of the Arkansas State Police, a southbound tractor-trailer truck driven by Alvin James Lee of Stillwater, Okla., crossed the center line of U.S. 71 near Wickes in Polk County and struck a northbound 1989 Dodge pickup killing Joe M. Johnson, III, 43, of Cove “on impact.” A second northbound 2005 Dodge pickup, driven by Joshua Ryan Field of Texarkana, Texas, was also struck, however neither Mr. Field nor the driver of the 18-wheeler are reported to have been injured. The wreck occurred about 4:15 p.m. on Sunday and the conditions were clear and the road dry at the time.

Mulkey Law Firm extends sincere condolences to the family of Joe M. Johnson, III.