P.J. TRACY IV
Glenwood Herald Editor
A pair of accidents on Highway 70 claimed the lives of two Glenwood residents in the recent days.
Michael S. Bradshaw, a resident of Glenwood, was killed when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck the trailer of a large truck last Friday.
The accident, located in Montgomery County near Glenwood, occurred on Highway 70 at 6:45 a.m. in the morning according to the Arkansas State Police report.
Bradshaw, 30 years old, was traveling westbound in his 1991 Pontiac Bonneville on Highway 7 when the accident happened.
Tony E. Jackson, 54 years old of Mountain Pine, was the driver of the 2013 Mack truck. The official reports lists Jackson as injured and transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Hot Springs.
Montgomery County Coroner Janette Fryar pronounced Bradshaw dead at the scene of the accident. His body was being held at Davis Smith Funeral Home in Glenwood.
The report lists the road conditions as dry and clear at the time of the accident, and marks Bradshaw as the 326th fatality in 293 fatal accidents on Arkansas roadways in 2015.
Three days earlier a Glenwood woman was killed in a three vehicle accident on State Highway 70 in Garland County on Tuesday, August 18.
Carol D. Norwood, a 47 year old Glenwood resident, was the passenger on a 2012 Harley Davidson Motorcycle that was being driven by Michael A. Poland, 41, of Amity.
According to the Arkansas State Police report, the wreck took place around 6:28 p.m. when Poland struck the left rear of a 2003 Toyota, which was stopped while waiting to traffic to clear to make a left hand turn.
Upon striking the vehicle, Norwood was thrown across the lane, striking a 1994 Ford.
Poland, who experienced some injuries and was taken by air to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Hot Springs, later succumbed to said injuries and died in the hospital.
Reportedly, neither the operator nor the passenger of the motorcycle was wearing a helmet.
Norwood’s body was being held at Davis Smith Funeral Home in Glenwood.
The police report lists the conditions as dry and clear at the time of the accident.
The fatalities marks the 322nd death investigated by the ASP in Arkansas in 2015.
P.J. TRACY IV