• Dennis McCaslin

Bristow, Ok. man dies in Springfield hospital after crash last week in Newton County




Information from the Arkansas Department of Safety released on Monday details a wreck from September 4 that resulted in the death there days later of a Bristow, Oklahoma man who died in a Springfield hospital last Wednesday.


The ADSP posted the information on the wreck Monday morning. According to that report, 29-year-old Zachary Alexander Seawright was driving a 2004 Dodge Neon on Highway 43/Wilson Avenue inside the city limits of Harrison just after 9 p.m. on September 4 when he lost control of the vehicle.


The Neon went through a utility pole, struck a tree, and went airborne before coming to rest on the roof a 2007 Toyota Sienna parked in a private driveway. Seawright was ejected from the Neon and propelled into the driver-side door of the Sienna causing traumatic head injuries.


Seawright was transported to North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison before being air-lifted to Cox Medical Center in Springfield for treatment of his extensive injuries. Seawright succumbed o his injuries on September 7 at the Missouri hospital.


Harrison parol officer Jarred Curtis noted clear weather and dry roads at the time of the accident, but listed "high rate of speed" as a factor in the crash.




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