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Crash Leaves Two From Waldron Dead, Another Injured


On Friday, May 3, a crash in Franklin County left two from Waldron dead and one other injured. The crash happened at approximately 8:46 p.m. at the intersection of State Highway 23 and Airport Road in Ozark.

Thomas Lee, 59 of Waldron, was driving a 2013 Yamaha with passenger, Betty Lee, 49 of Waldron. Lee was traveling southbound on Highway 23 when he was struck by Emmaline Rieder, 21 of Clarksville. According to the Arkansas State Police, Reider was traveling westbound on Airport Road in a 2018 Dodge Charger when she failed to stop at the intersection and struck Lee.

Betty Lee and Reider were transported to Northwest Medical Center. Betty Lee died later from her injuries. The body of Thomas Lee was taken to the Franklin County Coroner’s Office and the next of kin was notified.

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