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Archive for the ‘WRECKS’ Category

Single Car Crash Breaks 2 Power Poles on Bowser Rd

Monday, March 27th, 2023

At 12:25 AM, Monday morning, the driver of the Chevy Trailblazer swerved to miss an animal on Bowser Road, losing control of the vehicle.

The vehicle crashed into two side-by-side light poles.

Drew County Sheriffs Deputies worked the scene.

The driver was not transported.

Rods Wrecker removed the Chevy.

Traffic Fatality, Tuesday Night

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023

traffic fatalityOn March 21, 2023 at approximately 4:18pm members of the Drew County Sheriff’s Office, SEEMS Ambulance Service and a member of the Monticello Fire Department responded to a single vehicle fatality accident at the intersection of Hwy 138 and Grizzell Lane.


Walmart Pole Catches 5th Vehicle (& Counting)

Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

Walmart pole Walmart poleRecently, a short concrete pole has been placed at the northeast corner of the Walmart, parking lot, behind Murphy Oil.

The pole is placed in the edge of the parking area, outside of the driving lanes.

In recent weeks, at least five vehicles have been removed from the top of the pole, after crashing into and over it.

Please be aware of the situation, when using that Walmart entrance.

Wet Road Crash, Friday.

Wednesday, March 1st, 2023

4E8ABF88-E1D2-4E54-AC6F-FA602A83A5C7The driver of this GMC Yukon was traveling between Monticello and Mcgehee, Friday, around 10:30 AM, when they lost control of the vehicle in the wet roads near the Tillar turn, at 277/278.

No one was injured.

Drew County Sheriffs Deputies work to crash

Rollover Wreck with Entrapment At 7:00 PM Last Night

Tuesday, February 7th, 2023

FCBB224A-F1DD-44B2-B4BC-0B56DEF2BF65At approximately 7 PM, Monday night, the Monticello Fire Department and Drew County Deputies received a page to a reported overturned vehicle with entrapment on Old Dermott Road.
Upon arrival, the wrecked Nissan Altima was there, but witnesses report the driver, along with apparently severe injuries, fled the scene on foot.

Traffic Hazard – 425 South at Bolling

Wednesday, January 25th, 2023

5346FA32-913D-40B2-B9E5-A640606DD1FCAt 6:08 AM, the driver of this southbound box truck, at the intersection of Highway 425 South and Bolling Street accidentally drove into the ditch in front of the old Fred’s dollar store.

Although traffic is not blocked, a wrecker has not arrived, as of 6:30 AM, so traffic may become a problem, during school rush time.

MPD is on the scene and no injuries are reported.

Recent Wrecks – Tuesday, 7:05 AM

Friday, January 13th, 2023

004AC46A-E84C-4783-AD0A-54FEA62BA15F ABA15111-A02A-4C61-A465-02C499ADC806Tuesday morning, the driver of this westbound Toyota Camry was on his way home from work out of town, when he lost control of his vehicle on E. Oakland St., accidentally crashing into the ditch, where it crashed into the culvert embankment.

The driver was transported for reportedly minor injuries to Drew Memorial.

MPD worked the accident scene, Reggie’s Wrecker removed the vehicle.

Recent Wrecks – Wednesday, 6:30 AM

Friday, January 13th, 2023

AB0C65F1-B926-4EA0-BBE1-C7DC9C600A38 DB46FE7B-8CAE-47B4-83F9-7DA27484F947Early Wednesday morning, Drew County deputies, and an Arkansas State Trooper were dispatched to the crash site on Highway 278 and 7th Street in Wilmar, for a two vehicle collision, involving a Nissan and a Honda.

No injuries were reported, and the highway was not closed, in spite of the wreckage.

The school bus at the scene was not involved in any way, but was only stopped there because of the closed side street.

Driver Training Accident Damages Building

Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

57BE9271-31D7-4825-88AD-41DB1C143057On a recent Sunday afternoon, around 3 PM, a local parent was working with their teenager on driving skills.

The teenager, who had a learners permit, was working on parking at the workforce training center on Highway 278 E., when she accidentally pressed the gas instead of the break.

The Toyota Corolla struck the building, causing minor damage.

No injuries were reported.

MPD worked the accident.

Wrecked City Trash Truck Out of Service- Video

Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

6B679CCD-586D-4054-8DEC-30CBC4246294Around 9 AM, Tuesday morning, as the Monticello residential side-arm trash truck was turning in at First Freewill Baptist Church, an eastbound pick-up truck collided with the rear of the vehicle, causing substantial damage to the suspension and working area of the trash truck. (more…)

1:30 Crash at EZ-Mart, Friday, Send Driver to DMH

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

BCF4A2B0-5E51-477A-A123-26A34D3A0FA1According to sources, the driver of the PT Cruiser (shown in the background) allegedly pulled out in front of the Dodge Challenger, around 1:30 pm, Friday afternoon, near the EZ Mart intersection of Hyatt and Gaines Street.

The driver of the Challenger was transported to Drew, Memorial Hospital, by SEEMS, and Rods Wrecker towed their vehicle.

The PT cruiser was able to drive away from the crash.

Fire & Rescue Responds to 425 & Bowser

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

011DAD4D-6531-44E8-9D0F-D66A95120759 732F7025-745B-4E66-9377-C39EF4513C23Minutes after 5 PM, Wednesday afternoon, Monticello Fire & Rescue, along with Monticello Police, Drew County Sheriff’s Deputies, SEEMS, MASI, OEM and other agencies responded to a two car collision, at the intersection of Highway 425 S. and Bowser Road. (more…)

Alleged DWI Driver Crashes into Responders Helping Crash Victims

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

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At 9:30, Saturday evening, Drew County Deputies received a report of a Dodge SUV, traveling north at the 278/277 intersection, near Tillar, crashing into the woods.

Two vehicles, passing by, offered assistance to the driver and notified officers.

Deputies and a local ambulance quickly arrived, but so did an allegedly drunk driver, who crashed into vehicles at the wreck scene. (more…)

County Line Rollover

Tuesday, July 19th, 2022

At 2:34, Tuesday morning, Monticello Dispatch was notified by ASP Troop F, of a rollover accident at the Drew/Bradley County line, involving a Toyota Tacoma. (more…)

DWI Leap over Logs Ends in Crash & Cocaine Arrest

Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

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At 2:13 PM on May 24, Monticello Fire & Rescue, MASI, OEM, and Sheriff’s deputies responded to the report of a Dodge Ram, eastbound on Bill Henry Road, leaving the road, jumping over a driveway side road, and crashing over and into a pile of logs, with the driver trapped inside of the vehicle.  After the driver was out of the vehicle, he was placed in the ambulance for transportation.

Posted below is the press release from Sheriff Mark Gober. (more…)

At Least It Wasn’t Loaded.

Friday, April 29th, 2022

At 8 AM, Thursday morning, an empty log truck was pulling up to Highway 278 East, from Winchester Road, at the Corner Express convenient store.
The trailer‘s king-pin came loose from the truck, causing it to block the roadway, until the trailer  could be lifted and reattached.

MPD assisted with traffic control.

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