Both Drivers Killed in Poinsett County Head-on Collision

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LITTLE ROCK, AR – Two drivers have died in a head-on collision in northeast Arkansas.

It happened just before 9:30 Monday morning in Poinsett County on Hwy. 63 north of Hwy. 69.

The victims are identified as Mary Torres, 44, of Brookland (Craighead County) and Ricky Wheeler, 45, of Trumann.

According to the Arkansas State Police accident report, Wheeler’s 2006 GMC pickup truck was headed north when it ran off the road on the east side, overcorrected and he lost control.

The truck then crossed the median into the southbound lane of traffic and hit Torres’ 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Wheeler was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital.

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