|Updated: 1/28/2012 12:10 pm
||Published: 1/26/2012 7:41 pm
SHERWOOD, AR – The victim has been identified in a fatal Thursday evening car accident on JFK in Sherwood.
Police say the accident happened at about 4:42pm near the intersection of Johnson Avenue. Investigators believe that the southbound vehicle crossed into incoming traffic and struck another vehicle.
Kyle Charles Truitt, 23, who was reportedly on his way home from work at the Little Rock Air Force Base, was taken to the hospital from the accident and pronounced dead. Police say there were no other injuries reported in the accident.
The incident was still under investigation.
Statements from the Little Rock Air Force Base
"The Airmen and families of Little Rock Air Force Base send their thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Kyle Truitt during this difficult time," Col. Mike Minihan, the 19th Airlift Wing commander said in a release.
"The squadron mourns the tragic loss of a highly professional Airman. His constant smile and caring personality were a daily inspiration to his friends and co-workers," Lt. Col. George Johnson, the 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander said.
"Kyle's wingmen will miss him dearly. The unit will strive to honor his service and will be vigilant in taking care of his family. Kyle earned and deserves our very best."
"Truitt was an outstanding young Airman; the unit grieves the loss of a respected teammate and friend. He was always full of life and brought that energy to the workplace," Chief Walter Deason, the 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron First Sergeant said. "He was an excellent crew chief with vast system knowledge and always a go-to-guy. He will be greatly missed."