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Fatal #: 546       Operator #: Dawson  
Accident #: 489     Station Sending SPTH     #(01) Deceased   #(01) Injured
Date of Crash: 11/02/2007   Time of Crash: 11:26pm   Location: I-540S @ 26MM  
City: RUDY   County: CRAWFORD    
 
Deceased
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 Deceased
1
 
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
1
 
Vehicle Year Direction Hwy. Vehicle Year Direction Hwy.
1. NISSAN TK PK 2003 SOUTH I540
Additional Vehicles
1
 
Initial Narrative     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:  TFCCHRIS WATERS 81 Agency:  ASP TROOP H, FORT SMITH
 
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