JACKSON COUNTY, Ark. – The tragic multi-vehicle crash on Highway 67 in Arkansas has resulted in the deaths of two individuals, as reported by the Arkansas State Police. The victims have been identified as 68-year-old Thomas Blevins, from Logan, Ohio, and 55-year-old Terry Lutz, from Somerset, Ohio. This devastating incident has also left six other individuals injured.
According to the fatal crash report released by ASP, the vehicles involved in the crash were traveling north at the 99-mile marker when smoke from a nearby field fire engulfed all four lanes. This caused a chain reaction crash involving a total of 16 vehicles, including 5 commercial and 11 passenger cars. The vehicles came to a stop on or near the north lanes as a result of the collision.
The injured individuals listed in the report include Alfonso Hernandez, Greg Redford, Sara Guajardo, Emma Vosburg, Brittany Cricher, and Eric Tharp. The crash led to the closure of the northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 67 near the 226 interchange, disrupting traffic for a significant amount of time. The lanes were finally reopened around 10 p.m. that evening.
Several helicopters responded to the crash, with one person being airlifted from the scene. The gravity of the situation is further emphasized by the drone video footage capturing the aftermath of the tragedy. The fiery crash not only resulted in multiple deaths but also brought traffic in both directions to a halt on U.S. Highway 67 near Cash.
The devastating consequences of the accident serve as a grim reminder of the importance of road safety. The aftermath of this tragic incident will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on the individuals, families, and communities affected. It is a sobering moment that highlights the need for continued vigilance and preventative measures to avoid such heartbreaking events in the future.