07/12/17  Redfield Man Dies In One Vehicle Crash


A 71 year old Redfield man died in a one vehicle crash in Pulaski County yesterday on I-530 northbound at mile marker 6. According to a state police report an International dump truck driven by Samuel Jackson Stoops of Redfield was headed north when his truck had a mechanical malfunction causing the vehicle to catch fire. Stoops lost control of the truck, travelled off the east shoulder of the roadway, striking several trees along the road. The vehicle was engulfed in flames. Stoops exited the vehicle, was taken to Arkansas Children's Hospital where he died of his injuries.

The traffic death count to date is 250 traffic deaths. The weather was clear, roadway dry at the time of the crash yesterday at 9am. State Trooper Gabriel J. Monroe investigated.