Fatal Highway 63 Head-on Collision Claims Two Lives

71-year-old James Andrew Dickey (Columbus, AR) and 19-year-old Thomas Scott Fling (Williford, AR) were both fatally injured in an accident that occurred on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

At approximately 5:14 p.m. Mr. Dickey was traveling south on U.S. Highway 63 and Mr. Fling was traveling north on U.S. Highway 63 when, according to the report, Mr. Fling’s vehicle “crossed the center line and went into the inside southbound lane and struck [Mr. Dickey’s vehicle] head-on.”

69-year-old Brenda Johnson Dickey (Columbus, AR) was a passenger in Mr. Dickey’s vehicle (2015 Ford F150). 18-year-old Jacob Bryce Edwards (Hardy, AR) was a passenger in Mr. Fling’s vehicle (1995 Chevrolet S-10). Both were transported with injuries.

Weather and road conditions were clear at the time of the accident.

Additional Details: Arkansas State Police Preliminary Fatal Accident Report

Accident Location: U.S. Highway 63, Hoxie, Arkansas, Lawrence County:

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