Passenger Loses Life After Vehicle Strikes 18-Wheeler

81-year-old Lanora Lowery Poole (Strong, AR) was fatally injured in an accident that took place in Chicot County on Monday, February 18, 2019.

At approximately 7:10 p.m. Ms. Poole was the passenger in a vehicle (2013 Hyundai) traveling west on U.S. Highway 82 West near Lake Village. 75-year-old Cora Parks (Strong, AR) was driving the vehicle when she attempted to pass a 1997 Peterbilt semi-truck traveling west on U.S. Highway 82. The front end of Ms. Poole’s and Ms. Park’s vehicle struck the left rear trailer tires of the 18-wheeler. Ms. Parks and the driver of the Peterbilt tractor-trailer, 59-year-old Rickey Dee Rhodes (Greenville, MS), were both injured in the accident.

Conditions at the time were reportedly clear and dry.

Additional Details: Arkansas State Police Preliminary Fatal Accident Report

Accident Location: U.S. Highway 82 West, Lake Village, Arkansas, Chicot County: