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Michael Wilson Loses Life in Newton County Accident

39-year-old Michael D. Wilson (St. Louis) was fatally injured in an accident that took place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12.

Mr. Wilson and a 29-year-old passenger, Leslie Randle (Bel Ridge), were traveling south on State Highway 43 near Compton. Mr. Wilson’s 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 left the roadway and struck a tree before running into a barbed wire fence.

Ms. Randle was transported to North Arkansas Regional Medical Center with injuries.

Weather conditions were reportedly cloudy and road conditions dry at the time of the accident.

The full preliminary fatal crash summary is available HERE.

Accident Location: State Highway 43, Compton, Arkansas, Newton County: