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Minor Fatally Injured in Head-on Collision Near Walnut Ridge

Robert Martin (Thayer, MO) and an unidentified minor passenger were fatally injured in an accident on Monday, October 8.

25-year-old Courtney Waddell (Walnut Ridge, AR) and 3 unidentified minor passengers were traveling north on Highway 67 north of Walnut Ridge at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Monday, October 8.

61-year-old Robert Martin (Thayer, MO) was headed south on Highway 67 when his vehicle (2007 Chevrolet) crossed the centerline and struck Ms. Waddell’s vehicle (2011 Chevrolet) head-on.

All three passengers in the 2011 Chevrolet were male. Ms. Waddell and the two other passengers were transported to Lebohners Memphis Medical Center with injuries.

The full Arkansas State Police preliminary fatal crash summary is available HERE.

Conditions at the time were reportedly clear and dry.

Accident Location: U.S. Highway 67, north of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, Lawrence County: