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Around 3:45 Monday afternoon, a log truck’s load shifted forward, as he applied his brakes while westbound on HWY 278 near the 425 intersection.
The logs shifted forward impacting the cab preventing it from being able to turn .
A loaded eastbound chip-truck reportedly entered Dead Man’s Curve too fast, New Year’s Eve morning at 4:30, overturning in the north ditch.
According to SalineRiverChronicle.com, there was a fatal auto crash in Warren, Wednesday evening.
Authorities were called to the scene of a two-vehicle accident, at approximately 6:30 p.m. Christmas night on North Martin Street, near Bryant Street. A 42 year old Warren man was traveling south in a pickup truck on Martin Street.
At 1:45, Thursday, the Monticello Fire & Rescue Team was paged out to the report of a Ford pick-up that missed the HWY 278 curve at the east entrance to Wilmar, and crashed into a nearby wooded area.
Drew County Sheriff’s Deputies worked the accident, where a 31 year old Bryant resident was transported to JRMC by SEEMS. Dan’s Towing removed the vehicle.
Minutes before 1 pm, Monday, a local man, walking his bicycle across McCloy Street at the 3-way stop sign at the Town Square was hit by a car.
Saturday, around noon, the driver of this Chevy van was reported to be traveling north on HWY 425, attempting to turn west, when she collided with the passenger side of a Chrysler 300, which was passing her.
Drew County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the wreck, along with a local Constable. The State Police filed the accident report.
One passenger from the Chrysler was reportedly transferred to a Little Rock Hospital.
Wednesday, at approximately 8 am, the driver of this Chevy pick-up lost control, near Sixteen Section Road on HWY 35 East of Monticello.
This Honda Accord received only minor damage, Wednesday around 5 pm, when it’s driver lost control on the wet pavement in Dead Man’s Curve.
Drew County Sheriff’s Deputies worked both of these Wednesday accidents.
At 12:20, Monday afternoon, this loaded log truck was traveling toward Monticello, when its trailer’s fifth wheel pin plate pulled off, allowing the trailer to overturn, rolling it over onto the side of the roadway.
No one was injured.
Drew County Sheriff’s Deputies directed traffic through the 277/278 curve until 3 pm, when the wreck was clered.
The Honda traveled down the road ditch, coming to a stop in a creekbed, next to a bridge.
Dan’s towed the vehicle; the driver trportedly only recieved minor injuries.
While driving a loaded log truck on Calhoun County Road #2,, Gene Gibson (a Drew County resident) had the loaded log truck he was driving, run off of the pavement and rolled onto its right side.
A log shifted, and enter the cab, apparently injuring Gibson.
Around 7:15,, Tuesday morning, Drew County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched, along with SEEMS and MASI ambulances, to the report of a wreck involving a Cadillac sedan and a Ford Expedition, at the intersection of HWY 278 and I-530, west of Monticello.
Neither the driver, nor his trainer, was injured.
Drew County Sheriff’s deputies worked the crash scene. Reliable Towing was called to remove the vehicle.
Thursday’s wreck in the same curve wasn’t as easy to remove.
Around 12:45, Sunday afternoon, this AirEvac LifeTeam rescue helicopter landed on HWY 425 South at Beulah Road, to pick up a 55 year old Monticello man, following a 4-wheeler accident on a pond levee.
Around 3 pm, Wednesday, the driver of this Pontiac G4 was westbound on HWY 35, east of Monticello, when she lost control and left the roadway.
A passenger in the northbound Silverado was transported to Drew Memorial by SEEMS.
The driver in the eastbound Silverado was transported to the County Detention Facility for a BAC test, as aluminum cans were seen strewn alongside the vehicle at the crash scene.
MPD worked the wreck. Reliable Towing removed the northbound vehicle.
Sunday evening around 8:30, a Yamaha Rhino 450 overturned on Carpenter Road, ejecting the driver.
The vehicle was northbound at the time of the accident. The driver was transported to Drew Memorial, and was expected by be transferred to Little Rock.
Arkansas State Troopers worked the crash scene, assisted by Drew County Sheriff’s Deputies.
Monday afternoon, around 4:30, as a driver was attempting to turn off of HWY 35 East, a three vehicle chain-reaction quickly shut down traffic, and sent two drivers to the Drew Memorial Hospital’s’ Emergency Room.
The Jordan Park entrance sign has recently been rebuilt by city employees, following its March destruciton, apparently after being struck by a large vehicle, who left the scene.
Workers were able to salvage the lettering and most of the brick from March to rebuild hte sign.
Anouther accident occurred at their Hyatt Street store, Tuesday afternoon around 5:15 pm, as a driver failed to stop her Ford Explorer , and it crashed into the front of that store, breaking four large panes of glass and knocking displays and products into the floor.
A Memorial fund has been set up at Simmons Bank, to help the family of Blake Bayird with expenses for funeral and or any other needs they may have during this difficuilt time. This time should be for mourning the loss of their child and focusing on their family instead of worrying how they will take care of the unexpected expenses.
Blakes father is David Bayird who is local fireman with the Monticello Fire Department and mother Leigh Bayird is a nurse at Drew Memorial Hospital.
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.
Around 10:45, Saturday, Drew County Sheriff’s deputies were notified of a Ford pick-up that didn’t stop at the intersection of HWYs 35 and 425, but instead drove off into the nearby cattle field.
SEEMS transported both driver to Drew Memorial Hospital.
Monticello Police worked the accident.
Reliable Towing and C&L Wrecker removed the vehicles.
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