Tag: Traffic Accident

Man airlifted after car/motorcycle accident

JONESBORO, Ark. – A Jonesboro man was seriously injured a car-motorcycle accident in the 4400 block of East Johnson Avenue Tuesday night.

Witnesses told JPD Traffic Division Officer Francisco Matos that the accident occurred when Chevrolet Malibu automobile driven eastbound on Johnson by Stacye Johnson of Jonesboro slowed to make a right turn into 4405 East Johnson, and a motorcycle traveling eastbound on Johnson behind the car attempted to pass the car on the shoulder to avoid a rear-end collision with the car. Continue reading “Man airlifted after car/motorcycle accident”

Smithville woman killed in Wednesday wreck

JESUP, Ark. – A woman has died after crashing into a tree, the Arkansas State Police crash report says.

The tragic incident happened shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday evening on Highway 115 in Jesup, the report said. A 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix, driven by Stephanie N. Hufford, 35, of Smithville, was traveling eastbound on the highway. Cpl. Anthony Dail with state police reported the vehicle was navigating a curve when it left the roadway, striking a tree. The crash claimed Hufford’s life.  Continue reading “Smithville woman killed in Wednesday wreck”

Head-on crash with semi kills Jonesboro man

JONESBORO, Ark. – A local man was killed in a traffic accident late Thursday in Craighead County.

It happened at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, according to an Arkansas State Police crash report. Keith Spranger Jr, 56, of Jonesboro, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet northbound on Nestle Road. At the Deer Lake Road intersection, state police say Spranger’s truck crossed the center line, striking a 2015 semi-truck head on.  Continue reading “Head-on crash with semi kills Jonesboro man”

Report: Failure to yield led to fatal motorcycle wreck

JONESBORO, Ark. – An accident report indicates failure to yield by an SUV as the cause of the wreck Tuesday night on Johnson Avenue which claimed the life of a motorcycle rider.

Jonesboro police have also released the names of the two involved in the fatal wreck, including the deceased.

Christopher Harrison, 27, of Corning, died from injuries sustained in the Tuesday night wreck. JPD reports it happened at 9:09 p.m. at East Johnson Avenue and University Loop. A 2012 GMC Terrain, driven by Caleb King, 21, of Jonesboro, was in the turning lane on East Johnson preparing to turn south onto University Loop. At the same time, a 2006 Buell Blast motorcycle, driven by Harrison, was headed east on Johnson in the inner lane.  Continue reading “Report: Failure to yield led to fatal motorcycle wreck”

Collision on Hasbrook Road

JONESBORO, Ark. – A head-on collision was reported Friday afternoon in Jonesboro.

It happened on a hill section of Hasbrook Road, Craighead Road 333, near the intersection of Craighead 340.

A photo sent to NEA Report by Theresa Turner Johnson shows traffic stopped and emergency responders tending to the scene. One of the vehicles appears to be a white pickup.