Fountain Hill Driver Fatally Injured in AR Collision

66-year-old Billy J. Yates (Fountain Hill, AR) was fatally injured in an accident on Wednesday, September 27, 2023.

At approximately 12:50 p.m. Mr. Yates was traveling south on U.S. 425 in Drew County when his vehicle crossed the centerline. A northbound 18-wheeler (2022 Freightliner) “swerved into the northbound ditch to avoid a collision” but Mr. Yates’ truck (2008 Ford F150) struck the rear axle of the 18-wheeler. Mr. Yates sustained fatal injuries in the collision.

Additional Details: Arkansas State Police Preliminary Fatal Accident Report

Accident Location: Highway 425, Drew County, Arkansas:

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