At 3:20 pm on Saturday the Strawberry Volunteer Fire Department was paged to a two vehicle head on accident on Hwy 230 just west of Strawberry. Cave City Fire, Sharp County Sheriff’s Department, Arkansas State Police and medical units were also sent to the scene.

According to the Arkansas State Police, a 1994 Saturn driven by James Koch of Cave City was traveling west and crossed the centerline colliding with a 2011 Chevrolet driven by Caitlin Whitmore of Strawberry.

James Koch was pronounced dead at the scene, Whitmore was taken to Children’s Hospital in Little Rock for treatment of injuries. The accident was investigated by trooper Aaron Easley of the Arkansas State Police Troop B.