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Local Couple Lose Lives in Traffic Accident

BY MELANIE BUCK –

A man and woman from Mena tragically lost their lives in a traffic accident on Thursday, June 2, 2016 west of El Dorado, Arkansas. According to the Arkansas State Police report, Judy S. Baugus, age 70 of Mena, was driving a 2008 Chrysler Van traveling westbound on U.S. Highway 82 when the vehicle crossed the centerline around 5:40 a.m., colliding with a 2010 eastbound Mack Truck.

The head-on collision claimed the life of Baugus and her passenger, 69-year old Jimmie D. Baugus. Both were pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident. The driver of the Mack truck was uninjured. Conditions were listed as cloudy and wet.

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