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Fatal Weekend Airport Road Crash – HOT SPRINGS


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Story/Pics by Arkansas 911 News Reporter Justin Kistner

Hot Springs Police Officer First Class Plyler and Corporal DeFoor  investigated a 3 vehicle fatal crash on Airport Road just east of Weston Road Saturday Afternoon.

The Arkansas State Police Preliminary Crash Summary (State Police maintain the fatal crash files for the entire state) said that the eastbound 2001 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling in the fast lane when it crossed the center of the highway and struck the westbound 1998 Toyota Avalon.  The Silverado then collided with the westbound 2010 Nissan Altima.

88 year old Leverne Bissell of Hot Springs was driving the Toyota Avalon.  He was seriously injured and transported by LifeNet Ambulance to the hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries.

The report lists weather/road conditions at the time of the crash as clear/dry.