Two Women from Memphis Fatally Injured in I-40 Wreck on Saturday

Two Women from Memphis Fatally Injured in I-40 Wreck on Saturday

69-year-old Barbara A. Watts (Memphis, Tennessee) and 63-year-old Diana T. Farr (Memphis, TN) were both fatally injured in an accident that took place on Saturday, September 19, 2020.

At approximately 9:00 a.m. Ms. Watts and Ms. Farr were traveling west in the left lane of Interstate 40 near mile marker 249 when they slowed and their vehicle (2012 Nissan Altima) was struck from behind by a westbound 18-wheeler (2015 Freightliner) in the left lane. The impact forced both vehicles into the grass median.

48-year-old Theron T. Busby (Waco, TX) sustained injuries during the incident. Those involved were transported to Forrest City Medical Center.

Conditions were reportedly clear and dry.

Additional Details: Arkansas State Police Preliminary Fatal Accident Report

For more information about obtaining a full copy of the accident report: How to Obtain a Police Report

Accident Location: Interstate 40 (near mile marker 249), Widener, Arkansas, Saint Francis County:

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