Arkansas road accidents kill four, state police report
Four men died on Arkansas roads Saturday, according to preliminary Arkansas State Police reports.
Shortly before 6:30 a.m., Michael K. McBride, 20, of Magnolia was driving a Honda Civic south on Arkansas 19 south of Magnolia when he attempted to pass another vehicle, according to a state police report.
The Civic then collided head-on with a northbound Mercury Marquis, the report said.
McBride suffered fatal injuries. Two Louisiana residents in the Marquis — 57-year-old driver Ronnie B. Henderson of Haynesville and 38-year-old passenger Keauati M. Crittenden of Springhill — were listed as being hurt, though the report didn’t specify the extent of their injuries.
About 9:30 a.m., Daniel Rush, 62, of Rock Island, Okla., was headed east on Arkansas 10 in Sebastian County, according to a preliminary report. State police say Rush died when his 2005 Ford traveled off the road and crashed into a tree.
About 11:05 p.m., a 2014 Ford Explorer failed to yield to traffic while traveling north on Columbia County Road 408, causing the vehicle to crash into a westbound Ford F-150 at U.S. 82 east of Magnolia, police said.
The SUV came to a rest in a ditch on the north side of U.S. 82, a preliminary report states. Authorities said the pickup, driven by 44-year-old Larry Johnson of Magnolia, left the highway’s right side and began to roll before also coming to a stop in a ditch.
Johnson suffered fatal injuries, state police said. A passenger in the pickup, 39-yearold Nikishia Buffington of Magnolia, was reported hurt.
About 11:30 p.m., Christopher Chaffin, 37, was walking in the northbound traffic lane of Arkansas 237 near Old Salem Road in Texarkana when he was hit by a 2016 GMC Acadia that was headed north, according to a preliminary crash report.
Chaffin, a Texarkana resident, suffered fatal injuries, authorities said. The driver of the SUV was not named.