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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Crash in rural Booneville takes life of 35-year-old resident

A 35-year-old Booneville man died Tuesday as the result of a crash between a 2015 Jeep and a 1993 International TTL in rural Logan County.

According to a report from the Arkansas State Police, Christopher Elliot of Booneville was driving the Jeep eastbound on Highway 10 when he attempted a turn onto Phillips Road. Phillips Road. The truck struck the Jeep, forcing it off the road and down an embankment.

Elliot was pronounced dead at the scene and a passenger, 33-year-old Jimmy Lee Rhoades of Havana, was transported to Mercy Fort Smith for treatment of unknown injuries.

Trooper James Ray of Troop H of the Arkansas State Police noted dry roads and clear weather conditions at the time of the impact.

Elliot's death was the 254th of the year on Arkansas roads and highways compared to 291 fatalities on the same date a year ago.

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