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Head-On Collision Claims Life of Local Teacher



A two-vehicle accident has claimed the life of Mena resident, Donna Seals. Seals, age 63, was a longtime teacher at Holly Harshman Elementary in Mena.

At approximately 7:15 p.m. on Monday evening, Seals was eastbound on Hwy. 88 in a 2012 Chevrolet Truck when Candy May, age 52, of Hot Springs, crossed the centerline in a 2005 Ford Thunderbird striking the truck head-on. The accident occurred approximately one mile east of the old Ink Snack Bar. Seals was pronounced deceased at Mena Regional Health System and arrangements are pending with Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Road conditions were dry and the weather was clear, however, as of press time, there were no other details available including the conditions of other passengers involved. The accident was investigated by the Arkansas State Police Trooper Christopher Garner.



  1. We mourn this loss greatly. Our hearts and lives feel the void of this great lady. A day of true sadness for all of Polk County.

    • We lost a great woman and teacher. Our prayers go out to her family. My daughter is heart broken. She mite have had her for only one year bt she has left an impacked on her life. R.I.P. Mrs. Seals.

  2. Such a terrible tragedy. I’ve know Donna, Vonda, Billy and Jimmy since we all lived in Waskom. May Donna rest in peace. Blessings to the family.

    Rick Higgins

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