07/03/17 Camden Holding Community Unity Event Tonight
In Camden this evening from 6 to 8pm at Carnes Park, The Unity in the Community will host “National Night Out”. There will be free games, hot dogs, bounce houses, live entertainment and more fun for the whole family.
National Night is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. According to organizers, National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August. Texas celebrates on the first Tuesday in October. Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, exhibits and more.
The 239th traffic fatality of the year was recorded in Sebastian County on U.S
Highway 71 at Brooken Hill Drive in Ft. Smith.
According to a preliminary state police report..63 year old Janet Kessler died of
injuries suffered in a crash involving three vehicles. Kessler's 2014 Chevrolet
Cruze..eastbound on Brooken Hill Drive was hit broadside by a southbound
2006 Toyta Tacoma..the light changed and the driver of the Tacoma attempted
to stop..but not in time and struck Kessler's vechile on the drivers side..Kessler's
car then spun into a light pole and then collided with a a north bound 2015
Hyundai Sonota..who was stopped in the northbound turning lane of U.S. 71.
The drivers of the other vehicles not available in the report.
The injured were taken to a Ft. Smith hospital..where Kessler died of her
injuries. Weather conditions were clear..the roadway dry at the time of the
crash at 11:14 Thursday morning. Ft. Smith PD investigated.