Rainy Salem Wreck Claims the Life of James Smith

74-year-old James H. Smith (Horseshoe Bend, AR) was fatally injured in an accident that took place on Friday, August 23, 2019.

Shortly before 1:00 p.m. Mr. Smith was driving north on Highway 398 in Salem when his vehicle (2004 Jeep) failed to negotiate a curve and over-corrected. Mr. Smith’s vehicle left the roadway and struck a ditch.

Weather conditions were rainy and road conditions wet at the time of the accident.

Additional Details: Arkansas State Police Preliminary Fatal Accident Report

Accident Location: Highway 395 North, Salem, Arkansas, Fulton County: