Sevier County
Sheriff's Office
De Queen, Arkansas
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Deputies work several accidents

Chief Deputy Chad Dowdle of the Sevier County Sheriff's Office reported deputies have worked several accidents so far this month involving overturned vehicles.


Saturday, November 11th, deputies responded to an accident on Main Street in Horatio.


According to the incident report, a 2001 Toyota XTR pickup truck was traveling south on Main Street when the driver, Louis Santiago of Haworth, Oklahoma reported he heard a loud pop come from the left front tire. Santiago said he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle went into the ditch and struck a culvert, causing the pickup to flip once.


That same day, deputies investigated an accident on Central Road and according to the accident report, the driver, Hunter Griffin of Horatio reported he fell asleep and the 1989 Chevy Silverado left the road causing it to start flipping.


Kenneth Vaughn of Douglesville, Texas also fell asleep while driving on Highway 7 in Lockesburg. Vaughn said he fell asleep and woke up as the car started rolling.


The next day, James Russell of Little Rock apparently fell asleep while driving on Allen Road. He reported when he woke up suddenly he tried to negotiate a curve but drove onto the shoulder. Russell said he lost control of the 1992 Chevy truck and struck a tree.