State police report several fatal crashes over weekend

Traffic accidents claim lives of several from NEA

JONESBORO, Ark. – Arkansas State Police worked a number of fatal wrecks in the past several days which affected lives close to or in Northeast Arkansas.

NEA Report offers our deepest condolences to those grieving.

At 5:33 p.m. Saturday night, Nov. 18, 2017, Kimberly Hope Gillock, 47, of Osceola was killed in a wreck in Wilson. The report said she was driving a 2003 Chevrolet east on Highway 14 when it was taking a curve. The vehicle over-corrected and the driver lost control. The vehicle was said to have flipped several times, ejecting the driver.

Trooper Jason Myers completed the report, noting the weather conditions from Saturday were exceptionally windy, but otherwise clear and dry.

At 8:07 p.m. Saturday night, a fatal wreck claimed the life of a Mountain Home man in Baxter County. Casey Jones, 39, was driving a 2006 Toyota Corolla south on Highway 126, the report said, when the fatal wreck too place. The report said he struck a guard rail, overturning the Corolla, and ejecting the driver from the vehicle. Jones was killed in the wreck.

Trooper Nathan A. Litty completed the report.

A Paragould minor was killed in a hit and run on Saturday night as well, as documented by Arkansas State Police. It is discussed more here in this report. 

At 7:09 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, an accident turned fatal in Jackson County. Jaime Rodriguez, 53, of Batesville, was driving a 2017 Honda Accord west on State Highway 18 – west of State Highway 384. The vehicle reportedly ran off the left side of the highway, went airborne, and then struck a culvert. The driver was killed in the wreck.

The report was completed by Trooper G. Tebbetts.

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