According to an Arkansas State Police preliminary report a westbound 2007 Dodge Durango driven by Guillermo R. Bahea, age 22, of Hot Springs, lost control and crossed the center line and was struck on the right side by an eastbound a 1998 Toyota Tacoma on Highway 70 east of Hot Springs in Garland County. The accident occurred at midnight on May 9, 2015.
A passenger in the Dodge Durango, Jaime Ramirez Santiago, age 22, of Hot Springs is reported to have died at that scene and Mr. Bahea was reportedly injured. Other occupants of the Durango, also identified as injured, are Inez Rimarez, age 22, of Hot Springs and two juveniles, who are unidentified.
Occupants of the Toyota Tacoma, who were all reportedly injured, include,the driver, Francisco Matinez Ramos, age 32, of Alexander, and passengers, Juan Garcia Rodriguez, age 29, of Little Rock, Marella Rosalez Martinez, age 21 of Little Rock , and an unidentified juvenile.
The report indicates that it was raining and that the road was wet.
Mulkey Law Firm extends sincere condolences to the family of Jaime Ramirez Santiago and hopes for the full and fast recovery of all of those injured in this tragic accident.