• Dennis McCaslin

Two killed while trying to help motorist on I40 in Franklin County

A pair of good samaritans who had stopped on Interstate 40 on Thursday where killed in a incident in which they had stopped on the side of the road to help a woman who had been involved in a previous crash.

The Arkansas State Police say that William Burrow, 59, of Bald Knob and Jesse Lowrey, 39, of Copan, Oklahoma had both exited their vehicles in an effort to help a woman, 56-year-old Wanda Sarver of Whitley, Kentucky, in a 2020 Ford Focus on the south shoulder of the westbound lane.

Two other pedestrians were also involved in the accident. Clint Jones, 39, of Dewey, Oklahoma and Clarissa Hibbs, 38, of Fort Euliss, Virginia had also stopped to help at the scene.

A west bound 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche driven by an unidentified driver exited the roadway and struck the Ford Focus, pushing it into all of the pedestrians.

Burrow and Lowery were pronounced dead at the scene. Sarver, Jones and Hobbs were all taken to area hospitals for treatment of undetermined injuries.

Investigating trooper Tyler Williams of the ASP noted oit was rainy and cloudy and the roadway was wet at the time of the incident.

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