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Fatal#: 546     Date Rec'd: 11/03/2007     Time Rec'd: 3:30am     Operator #: Dawson  
Accident #: 489     Station Sending SPTH     Date: 11/03/2007     #(01) Killed   #(01) Injured
Date of Accident: 11/02/2007   Time of Accident: 11:26pm   Location: I-540S @ 26MM  
City: RUDY   County: CRAWFORD    
 
KILLED
Name (Vehicle #) Age City of Residence M/F Driver Passenger Pedestrian
MATTHEW RUSSELL (1)   10/23/1997   4109 GASCONY WAY, FORT SMITH, AR   M     X    
             
Additional Killed
 
INJURED
Name (Vehicle #) Age City of Residence M/F Driver Passenger Pedestrian
KATELYN RUSSELL (1)   10/23/1997   4109 GASCONY WAY, FORT SMITH, AR   F     X    
             
Additional Injured
 
Vehicle Year Direction Hwy. Vehicle Year Direction Hwy.
1. NISSAN TK PK 2003 SOUTH I540
Additional Vehicles
 
What Happened?     V-1 WAS SOUTHBOUND ON I540. IN AN ATTEMPT TO AVOID A DEER THAT HAD ENTERED THE ROADWAY, THE DRIVER SWERVED TO THE RIGHT, CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO LEAVE THE ROADWAY AND OVERTURN SEVERAL TIMES. MATTHEW RUSSELL WAS EJECTED AND DIED AT THE SCENE. KATELYNN WAS AIR-LIFTED FROM SAINT EDWARDS HOSPITAL TO A HOSPITAL IN LITTLE ROCK, AR. DRIVER GREGORY RUSSELL 3/9/1963 OF 4109 GASCONY WAY, FORT SMITH,WAS WEARING A SEATBELT AND WAS NOT INJURED.  
 
Weather Condition:   CLEAR  Road Condition:   DRY 
 
Injured Taken To:    ST. EDWARDS HOSPITAL, FORT SMITH, AR   Body Held At:    BEASLEY EMBALMING, VAN BUREN, AR  
 
NOK Notified  Yes Investigating Officer:  TFC CHRIS WATERS 81 Agency:  ASP TROOP H, FORT SMITH
 
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