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Icy head-on collision in Randolph County

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Randolph County, Arkansas – A Pocahontas man died and another was injured when their vehicles collided head-on.

According to Arkansas State Police, the crash happened at 7:32 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, on Highway 65 at Eleven Point River Bridge in Randolph County.

A 30-year-old, Tyler Chaffin, of Pocahontas, was westbound when he lost control of his 2016 Chevrolet and crossed the centerline, striking 29-year-old Nathan Johnston’s 1993 Ford head-on.

Johnston died of injuries he sustained in the collision. Chaffin was taken to a local hospital in unknown condition.

The road was icy at the time of the crash, according to the preliminary report.

 

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