Rainy Conditions Lead to Fatal Hot Springs Wreck on Albert Pike

Rainy Conditions Lead to Fatal Hot Springs Wreck on Albert Pike

48-year-old Jimmy Don Weatherford, Jr. (Hot Springs, AR) was fatally injured in an accident that occurred on Monday, October 26, 2020.

Shortly before 3:30 p.m. Mr. Weatherford was a passenger in a vehicle traveling east on Highway 270 (Albert Pike Road) when his vehicle (1998 Ford Ranger) began to hydroplane near Bayou Point before crossing the centerline and striking a westbound vehicle (2007 Dodge Dakota).

21-year-old Jace Popow (Hot Springs, AR) was driving the westbound vehicle and sustained injuries in the collision. 59-year-old Ray Roberson (Hot Springs, AR) also sustained injuries in the accident.

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

Additional Details: Arkansas State Police Preliminary Fatal Accident Report

Accident Location: Albert Pike Road (Highway 270), Hot Springs, Arkansas, Garland County:

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