At 12:27 pm on Wednesday,Â the Lawrence County Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a wreck on Hwy 25Â with injuries. The Lynn Fire Department, Lawrence County Sheriffâ€™s Office,Â Arkansas State Police and AET Ambulance were all notified.
Officers arrived in theÂ area of Old Lebanon Cemetery on Hwy 25 to find an overturned trailer and aÂ 3-wheeled motorcycle overturned in the ditch, officers then learned that theÂ motor home that had been pulling the trailer was located south of Lynn at aÂ residence approximately 4 to 5 miles from the initial scene.
The driver of theÂ motor homeÂ was flown to Methodist Hospital in Jonesboro, suffering from seizuresÂ and chest pains. A Female passenger was transported to White River MedicalÂ Center in Batesville with what was described as non-life threatening injuries.Â According to reports, the female passenger was in the bedroom of the motor homeÂ when the accident occurred.
The motor homeÂ had leftÂ Lake Charles State Park, as it traveled around the curve south of Old LebanonÂ Cemetery, the vehicle ran off the right shoulder of the road striking a highwayÂ sign before reentering the highway, at that time the trailer that was haulingÂ the motorcycle became disconnected from the motor home, flipping the trailer andÂ losing itâ€™s cargo. For unknown reasons, the driver did not stop and continuedÂ for several miles before stopping the damaged RV.
The accident wasÂ investigated by the Arkansas State Police.
Investigators from theÂ Lawrence County Sheriffâ€™s CID along with Independence County InvestigatorsÂ assistance are looking into a possible assault that allegedly took place onÂ Tuesday September 17th.
A victim in an accident onÂ Hwy 25 Wednesday was transported to White River Medical Center with non-lifeÂ threatening injuries, once at the hospital doctors and nurses discovered bruisesÂ and injuries not consistent with the accident. The victim was questioned andÂ told the staff that while staying at Lake Charles State Park she was beaten byÂ her male companion.
The hospital then notifiedÂ the Lawrence County Sheriffâ€™s Office, an investigation was started. According toÂ hospital staff, the female confirmed to doctors that she had indeed beenÂ assaulted while staying in the motor home at the park. Investigators fromÂ Lawrence County contacted investigators from Independence County for assistanceÂ with victim photos.
According to reports, theÂ victim has since been transported from White River Medical Center to JonesboroÂ for further treatment of her injuries. The investigation is still ongoing, namesÂ of the suspect and victim have not been released by Sheriff Dotson at thisÂ time.