12-year-old perishes in traffic accident late Wednesday in Poinsett County

The sign at the door of the Trumann police chief. Photo by Stan Morris | NEA Report.

TRUMANN, Ark. – A press release from authorities in Poinsett County revealed a tragedy that took place last night.

At approximately 11:55 pm on Wednesday August 5, the Trumann Police Department was dispatched to an accident involving a vehicle and motorcycle at the city and county-line of State Hwy. 463 and Industrial Drive in Trumann.

A twelve-year-old juvenile male of Trumann was riding a dirt bike eastbound on Industrial Drive, when he was struck by a vehicle driven by a sixteen-year-old male of Jonesboro, who was northbound on State Hwy 463. The twelve-year-old was fatally injured in the accident, police reported in a press release.

The accident is currently under investigation pending accident reconstruction and toxicology reports.

Arkansas State Police, Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office and Trumann Police Department are involved in investigating the accident.

The parents of the deceased, as well as Trumann Public Schools, have been notified, said Police Chief Chad Henson.


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