Two crashes, one fatal, 12 minutes apart in Greene County

PARAGOULD, Ark. – Two serious crashes happened Sunday morning in Greene County, a release from the sheriff said.

At approximately 12:11 am Sunday morning, Paragould Emergency Services received a 911 call advising of a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 69 near the Paragould city limits. Upon arrival, units found the crash to be just south of the city limits at the intersection of County Road 907. One person was airlifted from this scene after being extricated by Paragould Fire/Rescue. Conditions of those involved in this accident weren’t known at the time of the release.

Approximately twelve minutes later at 12:22 am, Paragould Emergency Services received a 911 call of a one vehicle crash near Oak Grove Elementary / Middle School. The vehicle had taken out a large power pole, causing a widespread outage in the Oak Grove area. Upon first responders’ arrival, they found the lone occupant of the vehicle to be deceased. The Greene County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene at that time.

The vehicle involved in this crash had been reported as stolen from the Kum and Go located at 4609 W. Kingshighway at approximately 11:30 pm, less than an hour prior to the crash. Law enforcement was not engaged in any way with this vehicle at the time of the crash, the release said.

Both crashes noted above required the assistance of Craighead Electric, to which they responded promptly, the sheriff said. Electricity has been restored to those that were effected this morning.

The Arkansas State Police are working both crashes, and the Paragould Police Department is the lead agency regarding the stolen vehicle. No further information will be released by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office regarding these incidents.

Adapted Press Release

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