For­mer Madi­son County judge dies in ac­ci­dent

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS - ASH­TON ELEY Ash­ton Eley can be reached by email at ae­ or Twit­ter @NWAAsh­ton.

FAYET­TEVILLE — Sev­eral peo­ple died re­cently in ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dents in the city.

W.Q. Hall, 88, a for­mer Madi­son County judge and Huntsville res­i­dent, was killed in an ac­ci­dent at 12:05 p. m. Mon­day on Arkansas 45, ac­cord­ing to a Arkansas State Po­lice pre­lim­i­nary fa­tal crash re­port.

His son Ti­mothy Hall, 60, of Spring­dale was driv­ing a 2005 Ford Thun­der­bird south with his father in the pas­sen­ger’s seat. The car veered into the ditch and hit a con­crete cul­vert.

Ti­mothy Hall was in­jured and taken to Wash­ing­ton Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter, where his father’s body was taken.

On Fri­day morn­ing, Tara El­iz­a­beth Pritch­ett, 23, of Fayet­teville was killed af­ter hit­ting a ve­hi­cle with her scooter, ac­cord­ing to a State Po­lice re­port.

Pritch­ett was rid­ing east on West Per­sim­mon Street near the in­ter­sec­tion with North Moun­tain Ranch Road about 4:38 a.m. when she hit the left side of a ve­hi­cle trav­el­ing north, ac­cord­ing to the po­lice re­port.

Pritch­ett was taken to the hos­pi­tal where she died Satur­day, ac­cord­ing to Fayet­teville Po­lice.

Pritch­ett’s body was sent to the Wash­ing­ton County Coro­ner’s Of­fice, ac­cord­ing to the state re­port.

The in­ci­dent was a hi­tand-run and there were no wit­nesses. The driver and the type of ve­hi­cle are un­kown, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

“It’s still un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion,” Sgt. Anthony Mur­phy said. “It’s re­ally un­cer­tain at this point. We will have to wait for the ac­ci­dent re­con­struc­tion­ists to fin­ish to see what they think.”

For­rest Caple, 40, of Alma died July 19 in a pileup on In­ter­state 49.

The four- ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent hap­pened about 7: 40 a. m. as Caple was driv­ing north near the Wed­ing­ton Drive exit, ac­cord­ing to a State Po­lice re­port re­leased Mon­day.

The 2002 Dodge Dakota that Caple was driv­ing didn’t slow down as it ap­proached traf­fic, caus­ing the ve­hi­cle to hit a Chevro­let Ta­hoe, which hit a Chevro­let Im­pala, which hit a Toy­ota Camry, ac­cord­ing to the re­port.

A pas­sen­ger in Caple’s Dakota and the driv­ers of the three other ve­hi­cles weren’t in­jured.

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