SEDGWICK, Ark. – A morning traffic accident claimed a young life Monday morning in Lawrence County.
It happened at 5:35 AM on Highway 63 near Sedgwick, according to Jonesboro E-911 Dispatch. Details from the Arkansas State Police fatal crash summary report say a 2008 Chevrolet pickup, driven by Marty Champlin, 51, of Walnut Ridge, was driving northbound when police say it crossed over into southbound traffic and struck a 2019 Chevy SUV head-on.
Shelby Plumley, 20, of Pocahontas, was driving the SUV. She tragically died in the accident.
Champlin was injured and taken to St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.
Roads were dry with clear weather conditions at the time, the report said.