A one vehicle accident in Walnut Ridge yesterday afternoon killed 37 year old Brian Allen Davis of Pocahontas. Davis was killed when his vehicle struck the Walnut Ridge Police Department at what witnesses described as a high rate of speed.
Injured in the accident was Code Enforcement/Animal Control Officer Robert Rice. Rice was flown to The Med in Memphis after being removed from debris in the building with serious injuries.
Witnesses lined Main Street yesterday, describing what they had witnessed and watching as the vehicle was removed from the heavily damaged remains of the Walnut Ridge Police Station. Robert Rice was the only officer inside the building at the time of the accident.
Officials are still not sure what caused the driver to slam into the building, the Arkansas State Police is still investigating the accident.