David Bawcom

David Bawcom, the Green Hill Fire Chief and Saline Township Constable, died Tuesday following a December 22 automobile accident.

Bawcom, who would have turned 39 next Monday, lost control of his pickup truck at the intersection of the Green Hill and Green Hill-New Hope roads in southern Drew County and hit a tree, according to Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober.

The accident occurred at 8:28 p.m. December 22.

Gober said Bawcom, who sustained several broken ribs and a punctured lung in the accident, was transported to Drew Memorial Hospital and later airlifted to a Little Rock hospital.

The Drew County Sheriff’s Office is collecting funds to help offset the cost of Bawcom’s funeral services. Anyone who would like to contribute to the fund may call Gober at 367-6211 or stop by the sheriff’s office in the Drew County Courthouse before 4 p.m. Friday.