High-speed crash sends 5 to hospital in Pike CO., AR

High-speed crash sends 5 to hospital in Pike CO., AR

PIKE COUNTY, AR (KSLA) - A Louisiana family of 5 is recovering after they were in a high-speed crash traveling through Pike County, Arkansas.

On Saturday, October 17, a black Dodge Charger sped past a Pike County deputy going more than 100 mph. Before the deputy could stop the car, the car careened into the woods, according to the sheriff's deputy.

Deputies claimed they and first responders were immediately on scene to treat the family.

The woman in the passenger seat and 3 small children in the back seat were easily removed and treated.

The driver, 34-year-old James Fondren of Heflin, Louisiana, was mechanically cut of out the car.

All 5 were taken to an area hospital. The children were later transferred to Arkansas Children's Hospital for serious injuries.

Pike County's Sheriff's Department is still investigating possible charges against the driver.

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