A Monticello man was killed Thursday afternoon in a head-on collision with a Volvo semi on Arkansas Highway 530 in Lincoln County.
Deontra Montreall Ollison, 29, of Monticello, was traveling south on 530 in a 1997 Acura while a 2017 Volvo semi was traveling north on the same highway. Ollison was passing a vehicle in front of him when his vehicle was struck by the semi in the northbound lane, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary accident report.
One person was injured in the accident, but the State Police report did not identify the person injured or the driver of the semi.
The accident occurred on 530, south of Arrowhead Road, in Lincoln County on January 18 at 2:10 p.m. Though Southeast Arkansas has experienced icy roads and freezing temperatures over the last few days, the State Police report indicated that the roadway was dry and the weather was clear at the time of the accident.
Ollison’s death was one of at least seven recorded in traffic crashes so far this year on an Arkansas road, according to preliminary figures.