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Cove Man Killed in Wickes Accident


A three-vehicle accident took the life of a 43-year Cove man on Sunday, March 29. The wreck occurred at approximately 4:15 p.m. when the driver of an 18-wheeler, traveling south, crossed the centerline striking two vehicles, both traveling northbound, on Highway 71, in Wickes.

Joe M. Johnson, III, the driver of a 1989 Dodge truck was killed upon impact and was pronounced deceased at the scene at 5:07 p.m. by Polk County Coroner Brian Bowser.

The driver of the 2002 Peterbilt 18-wheeler, Alvin James Lee of Stillwater, Oklahoma, and Joshua Ryan of Texarkana, Texas, driver of the third vehicle, a 2005 Dodge pickup, were not injured.

The accident was worked by Arkansas State Trooper Kyle Jones of Arkansas State Police Troop-K.


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