Two people were killed and two more were injured in a Mulberry multi-vehicle crash on October 28. According to the Mulberry police, they initially received a call about a minor car accident at about 12:30 p.m. Apparently, a car had crashed in the Northbound lanes of Interstate-40. None of the passengers involved in the crash were injured – at least not in the initial crash.
A man driving by stopped to help the people involved in the crash. The driver, Jesse Lowry, was a firefighter at a nearby station. Friends say it was in his nature to help anyone in need. He pulled over and left his vehicle in the shoulder with the disabled vehicle. They were waiting for the police to arrive when tragedy struck.
Lowry and another man who was in the car with him were looking at the victim’s car. Out of nowhere, a car coming from the opposite direction ran into one of the idle cars on the side of the Northbound shoulder. The impact was so big, it pushed the car into Lowry, his friend and two other people on the side of the road. All four of the individuals were run over by the errant vehicle.
One of the victims involved in the initial crash was killed immediately. 59-year old William Burrow of Bald Knob passed away from his injuries at the scene. So did the Good Samaritan – Jesse Lowry. The other two individuals, as well as the driver of the out of control car, were taken to the hospital in nearby Fort Smith.
The authorities indicated that the roads were wet at the time of the accident and it was raining. The investigation is ongoing, and no charges have been filed at this time.
If your loved one is hurt or killed in a traffic accident, make sure to contact an Arkansas car accident attorney right away.