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DWI Driver Slams Into Married Paramedic Couple With Van Full Of Children – GARLAND COUNTY


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Garland County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy Green investigated a DWI, sideswipe, hit & run crash early this morning on Highway 70 West at Kaufman Road.

Evidence at the scene suggested that the eastbound truck made contact with the westbound minivan.  Contact was made between each driver’s front wheel area.  The minivan came to final rest rather quickly in the middle of the highway.  The truck continued eastbound.  The truck was located by GCSO Patrol Corporal Swinney approximately a mile from the crash site, sitting on the side of the highway…it only had 3 wheels attached to the vehicle.   The front driver’s wheel from the truck was not located before I departed the scene.

The van was occupied by a married couple with their 5 kids; the youngest being 3 weeks old.  These 2 parents are each employed by LifeNet as Medics and they are also Firefighters with the 70 West Fire Department.  They were just arriving back in town after a basketball tournament trip to Missouri.

Clifton Keith Burroughs, 48 of Hot Springs – Charged with DWI after smashing into a van full of off duty 911 Heroes and children

The driver of the truck, Clifton Keith Burroughs, 48 of Hot Springs, was arrested in the area of where the truck was found.  He was transported to the Garland County Detention Center.  His charges include DWI and Refusal To Submit To Chemical Testing.  His bond totals $1,000.