Fatal Highway 196 car-splitting crash leaves 1 dead, another injured

Published: Jul. 8, 2022 at 4:27 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 8, 2022 at 3:32 PM CDT
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MILLER COUNTY, Ark. (KSLA) - In a devastating fatal crash on Highway 196, a truck collided with a car, killing the driver of the car.

On July 7 just after 11 p.m., Arkansas State Police troopers were called out to a vehicle collision on Highway 196 between Texarkana and Genoa in Miller County. A truck collided with a car, causing the car to split in half, killing the driver.

Car split in half by truck; driver of the car died.
Car split in half by truck; driver of the car died.(KSLA)
Car split in half by truck; driver of the car died.
Car split in half by truck; driver of the car died.(KSLA)
Car split in half by truck; driver of the car died.
Car split in half by truck; driver of the car died.(KSLA)

The Arkansas Department of Safety says a 73-year-old man from Fouke was also injured in the crash. Officials say a 1999 Honda was headed east on Highway 196, when at the same time, a 2003 Dodge was headed west. For reasons still under investigation, the Honda went off the road, turning counter-clockwise, and crossed the yellow line. The passenger side of the Honda hit the front end of the Dodge.

The driver of the Honda was ejected from the vehicle.

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