Sixteen-Car Pile-up on Hwy 67 in AR Claims Two Lives

Sixteen-Car Pile-up on Hwy 67 in AR Claims Two Lives

A sixteen-car pile-up in Arkansas has claimed two lives and injured six more.

68-year-old Thomas Blevins (Logan, Ohio) and 55-year-old Terry Lutz (Somerset, Ohio) were both fatally injured in an accident on Tuesday, October 3, 2023.

At approximately 2:15 p.m. Mr. Blevins and Mr. Lutz were traveling north on U.S. 67 near mile marker 99 in Jackson County, AR. Smoke from a nearby field covered all four lanes of U.S. 67. Due to limited visibility, the smoke created a chain reaction collision involving sixteen vehicles.

Mr. Blevins and Mr. Lutz both sustained fatal injuries in the collision.

Injuries occurred to six additional drivers: 39-year-old Sara Guajardo (Painesville, Ohio), 59-year-old Greg Redford (Elkville, Illinois), 42-year-old Alfonso Hernandez (Los Fresnos, Texas), 21-year-old Emma Vosburg (Newark, Arkansas), 45-year-old Brittany Cricher (Newark, AR), and 42-year-old Eric Tharp (Newport, AR).

Those injured were transported to Unity Health Harris Medical Center in Newport, AR, and St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, AR.

To see all 16 vehicles involved in the Highway 67 pile-up or for more additional details: Arkansas State Police Preliminary Fatal Accident Report

To obtain a full copy of the accident report: How to Obtain a Car Wreck Report in AR

Accident Location: U.S. Highway 67 (near mile marker 99), North of Newport, AR, Jackson County:

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