19 Year Old Dead, 17 Year Old Injured, Following Early Morning Crash, MondayMay 28th, 2013 by Joe Burgess
A 19 year of lost his life, and a 17 was air-lifted to JRMC, following a single vehicle crash on Old HWY 13, Monday morning, around 3:45 am.
Blake Bayird was killed on impact, and a 17 year old male, with an address of HWY 278, was seriously injured, when Bayird’s northbound 2005 Chevy pick-up lost control and overcorrected. The vehicle slid sideways, and collided with trees on the ditchbank.
SEEMS transported the 17 year old to the top of 5 Mile Hill, on HWY 425, where Air-Evac med-flighted him to Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
Monticello Fire & Rescue was paged to the scene to extricate the victims from the vehicle.
Arkansas State Police investigate the collision, assisted by Drew County Sheriff’s deputies and Monticello Police.
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