18-year-old Dies in Smackover Collision with Semi-Truck

18-year-old Jimmy Russell Mitchell (Smackover, AR) was fatally injured in an accident that took place on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. Mr. Mitchell was traveling east on State Highway 160 (Mount Holly Highway) and attempting to cross the northbound lanes of State Highway 7. Mr. Mitchell’s vehicle (2008 GMC) pulled in front of and was truck by a 2003 International semi-truck traveling north on Highway 7.

The 18-wheeler struck the front passenger side of Mr. Mitchell’s vehicle. Both vehicles were forced across the northbound shoulder of Highway 7.

30-year-old Eric T. Williams (Pine Bluff, AR) was the driver of the 2003 International semi-truck at the time of the accident.

Conditions at the time of the accident were reportedly clear and dry.

Additional Details: Arkansas State Police Preliminary Fatal Accident Report

Accident Location: State Highway 7 (at State Highway 160), Smackover, Arkansas, Union County: