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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Accident on State Highway 10 in Birtha community in Yell County claims one, injuries one

The Arkansas State Police says an unidentified man died and a Casa man was transported to UAMS in Little Rock as the result of a one-vehicle crash Monday at 277211 State Highway 10 in the Birta community of Yell County.

Police say a 2004 Isuszu driven by 36-year-old Jospeh Dodgen was traveling west on State Highway 10 at 8:15 am Monday when it ran off the road while trying to negotiate a curve just west of the intersection with South Baskin Road. After colliding with an embankment and crossing a driveway. the vehicle struck a utility pole, a fence and and a tree before bursting into flames.

The victim. a passenger in the Isuzu, was listed as a "John Doe" on the official ASP preliminary report.

Trooper Adrienne Belcher noted clear conditions and a dry pavement at the time of impact.

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