A Monticello man and a Hamburg man were killed and a Crossett man was injured in a single-vehicle accident late Tuesday afternoon in rural Ashley County, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary accident report.
Daveion Feazell, 20, of Monticello, was negotiating a left curve on Ashley County Road 12 in rainy weather when the eastbound Ford Escape he was driving left the right side of the roadway and entered a ditch. After entering the ditch, the car struck a culvert and continued traveling east in the ditch before hitting a tree, according to the accident report.
Feazell and one of his passengers, George Norrell, 21, of Hamburg, died. Another passenger, William Whitaker, 31, of Crossett, was injured in the accident, according to State Police.
The accident occurred Tuesday at 4:54 p.m. The weather was rainy and the roadway was wet.
At least 458 people have died as a result of accidents on Arkansas roads this year, according to preliminary figures.