SWAR man, 2-year-old girl die in collision; another child hurt

SWAR man, 2-year-old girl die in collision; another child hurt

HOWARD COUNTY, AR (KSLA) - A toddler is one of two people killed in a wreck Thursday morning in Southwest Arkansas.

It happened at 10:49 a.m. about six miles west of the Howard County city of Nashville.

Killed in the crash at U.S. Highway 371 at Arkansas Highway 355 were a 2-year-old girl and a 33-year-old William B. Edwards, of Texarkana, Ark., authorities said.

A male juvenile who was in the pickup with them was taken to a hospital for treatment of his injuries, according to Arkansas State Police.

Edwards was driving a 2003 Ford F-150 west on U.S. 371 when a northbound tractor-trailer rig ran a stop sign and hit the pickup on the driver's side, a preliminary crash report states.

The report does not identify the driver of the 2016 International.

The collision Thursday morning is the second fatal crash at that intersection in two months.

Ronald S. Gregg, 77, of Houston, died June 4 when he failed to stop his 1997 Mercedes at a stop sign at the juncture, according to Arkansas State Police.

It was struck by a tractor-trailer rig, causing the Mercedes to then collide with a 2014 Nissan.

The driver of the 18-wheeler - 78-year-old Douglas Goodson, of Nashville, Ark. - and the driver of the Nissan - 47-year-old Tanya Vanea Fox, of New Hope, Ark. - were injured in the collisions.

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