Fatal Wreck after Vehicle Runs Off Bridge into Bayou Bartholomew

55-year-old Willie T. Martin Jr. (McGehee, AR) was fatally injured in an accident that took place on Thursday, March 7, 2019.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. Mr. Martin was driving west on U.S. Highway 278 just west of McGehee when his vehicle (2002 Dodge) lost control and struck a guardrail on the Bayou Bartholomew bridge. Mr. Martin’s vehicle overturned into the water below.

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

Additional Details: Arkansas State Police Preliminary Fatal Accident Report

Accident Location: U.S. Highway 278 near the county line between Drew & Desha County, McGehee, Arkansas: