Fa­tal ac­ci­dent vic­tims iden­ti­fied as UAPB stu­dents

The Saline Courier - - FRONT PAGE - [email protected]­ton­courier.com By Sarah Perry

Two peo­ple who were killed dur­ing an ac­ci­dent Wednes­day morn­ing on In­ter­state 30 have been iden­ti­fied.

A Fedex com­mer­cial car­rier ve­hi­cle re­port­edly veered out of its lane and struck a Nis­san that had been pulled over by a Bryant po­lice of­fi­cer, ac­cord­ing to Bill Sadler, spokesper­son for Arkansas State Po­lice.

Ac­cord­ing to a state­ment re­leased by the Bryant Po­lice Depart­ment, Of­fi­cer Seth Wake­field con­ducted a rou­tine traf­fic stop on the ve­hi­cle while work­ing on the DWI Task Force.

The ve­hi­cle was pulled over on the in­side lane next to the cen­ter me­dian wall. Once the stop was com­pleted, Wake­field re­turned to his pa­trol unit. It was then when both ve­hi­cles, the pa­trol car and the ve­hi­cle on the stop, were struck by an 18-wheeler, which re­sulted in two fa­tal­i­ties, ac­cord­ing to the Bryant Po­lice Depart­ment.

As a re­sult of the crash, the truck and the Nis­san caught fire, ac­cord­ing to an Arkansas State Po­lice fa­tal crash re­port.

Adri­ana Green­wood, 23, of

Point­blank, Texas, and Treylin Cran­ford, 19, of Lit­tle Rock, who were both killed dur­ing the crash. They pas­sen­gers in the car. The driver, An­dre Har­ris, 19, of Point­blank, Texas was in­jured.

Both Green­wood and Cran­ford were stu­dents at the Uni­ver­sity of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

“May we all unite as a UAPB fam­ily to show sup­port for the loved ones of these stu­dents and gain strength as a Golden Lion com­mu­nity,” ac­cord­ing to a pre­pared state­ment from Chan­cel­lor Lau­rence B. Alexan­der.

Alexan­der said he has reached out to fam­ily mem­bers of both stu­dents to ex­press “the love and sup­port our UAPB fam­ily shares with them dur­ing this try­ing time.”

Coun­selors will be avail­able to as­sist stu­dents, fac­ulty and

staff, Alexan­der added.

Wake­field and the driver of the truck, Roshan­non Dun­ni­gan, 37, of Shreve­port, Louisiana, were also in­jured.

Both the Bryant Po­lice Depart­ment and Fedex shared kind words for the in­di­vid­u­als in­volved:

“Our hearts are sad­den by a tragic event that has taken place. Our thoughts and prayers go out to

all the fam­i­lies in­volved and to our of­fi­cer and his fam­ily,” ac­cord­ing to the Bryant Po­lice Depart­ment.

Fedex of­fi­cials say the busi­ness is “co­op­er­at­ing fully with the in­ves­ti­gat­ing au­thor­i­ties at this time. “

“First and fore­most, we ex­tend our deep­est con­do­lences to the fam­ily and friends of the in­di­vid­u­als in­volved in this in­ci­dent. Safety is our high­est pri­or­ity and we are co­op­er­at­ing fully with the in­ves­ti­gat­ing au­thor­i­ties at this time,” ac­cord­ing to a state­ment.

Green­wood

Cran­ford

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