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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox
All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Hot Springs Police were dispatched last week to investigate a crash that had just taken place on Central Avenue at Villa Point.
They arrived and found a truck with front end body damage, the alleged driver of the truck and a witness that told me he saw the crash and followed this Ford truck that fled the scene of the crash immediately after impact.
HSPD Officers then responded further South on Highway 7 (Central Avenue) to the scene of the injury head-on crash. This scene was situated outside the city limits on a state highway. So, the Arkansas State Police were called out to investigate.
Lake Hamilton Fire & Rescue Troops arrived quickly. They assisted with medical care and otherwise helped as needed.
Hot Springs Fire & Rescue Troops arrived quickly and assisted as necessary.
LifeNet dispatched an Ambulance Crew to the scene. They met with at least 1 injured person. It is unknown to me whether they transported anyone to the hospital by ambulance.
Arkansas State Police Sergeant Oseguera responded to the scene of the crash to investigate and ASP Trooper Whitney responded to the Ford truck at Villa Point.
Sgt. Oseguera figured out that this crash occurred on the highway and was convinced that the Ford truck allegedly left the scene after impact.
Trp. Whitney felt the need to check the driver of the Ford truck for possible impaired driving that may have contributed to this crash. Trp. Whitney conducted Standardized Field Sobriety Testing with the alleged driver of the Ford Truck. Immediately following the testing, the suspect was arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing. Any possible charges are unknown to me.
Troopers met with the witness that allegedly saw the crash happen and took his statement.