01/30/17  Auto Accident Friday Brings Death Count To 32


The 32 traffic fatality of the year was recorded in Arkansas on Friday. According to a State Police report, 60 year old Allan D. Jumper of Palestine, Arkansas died in a two car crash on U.S. Highway 79 in Arkansas County.

According to the report a 2013 Ford F-150, driven by Jumper was headed north on 79, a 2012 Dodge Truck, driven by 48 year old Lee Floyd, address not given, was traveling south on 79. Jumper crossed the center line and hit Floyd's truck head on. A passenger in Floyd's vehicle, 49 year old Billy Robbins of Chapel Hill, Tennessee was injured and taken to a Stuttgart hospital for treatment.

Weather conditions were clear, the roadway dry at the time of the crash Friday afternoon at 12:45. State Trooper Dylan Robbins investigated.

Earlier in the week a passenger was killed in a two car accident in Pulaski County. The traffic fatality occurred last Tuesday when a 2005 Nissan Titan, driven by an unknown 16 year old was parked on the shoulder, in the median on I-30 west. A 2011 Chevy Silverado, driven by 42 year old Larry Kuykendall of Pearcy, Arkansas, traveling westbound on I-30 west, drove onto the shoulder in the median and collided with the rear end of the Nissan.

18 year old Jorge Avalos of Little Rock, a passenger in the Nissan was killed. Kuykendall, the driver of the Nissan and another 14 year old Little Rock resident were all taken to UAMS for treatment.

The weather conditions were clear, the roadway dry at the time of the crash Tuesday afternoon at 3:35 at mile marker 136.94 on I-30 west. Trooper Kyle W. Bost of the State Police investigated the crash.