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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Tuesday morning wreck in Western Grove deadly to 45-year-old Harrison man

The Arkansas State Police released details on Wednesday morning about an accident Tuesday in Newton County that took the life of a 45-year-old Harrison man.

Police officials say 45-year-old Dustin Vandusen was traveling southbound on Highway 65 in a 2004 Toyota. While attempting to negotiate a curve within the Western Grove city limits, the Vandusen vehicle crossed the center line and struck a 2019 northbound Toyota.

Troopers say th wreck occurred at 7:45 am Tuesday.

Vandusen was transported to the North Arkansas Regional Medical facility in Harrison where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Investigating trooper Corporal Justin S. Ricketts noted clear weather conditions and a dry payment at the time of the accident.

Vandusen's death was the 16th of the year o Arkansas roadways since the beginning of 2023.

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