The Arkansas State Police have released a Preliminary Fatal Crash Summary of an 18-wheeler accident occurring on December 15, 2015 on U.S. Highway 64 West in Woodruff County. The collision occurred at 1:29 p.m.
According to the report, Brenda J. Dawson, age 72, and Jeffery L. Dawson , age 42, were traveling westbound in a 2011 Ford and were attempting to turn into a business. The Dawson’s vehicle was rear-ended by a 2005 Freightliner and pushed into the path of an eastbound 2006 Peterbuilt. Jeffery Dawson was pronounced deceased at the scene and Brenda Dawson, an hour later at Regional One in Memphis.
The driver of the Freightliner, who reportedly struck the Dawson vehicle from the rear, is not identified. The driver of the Peterbuilt, listed as “injured” is identified as William Aughenbaugh, age 64, of Marion, Arkansas.
Weather is report to have been clear and the road dry. The investigating Officer was TFC, Kurt Ziegenhorn.
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