At 10:16 pm the Lawrence County Dispatch was notified of a severe accident north of Ravenden on Hwy 63, Ravenden Fire Department was requested along with medical units from AET Ambulance to assist Sharp County units.
Ravenden Police, Ravenden Fire and Lawrence County Sheriffâ€™s Deputies responded to assist at the accident reported to be just north of the liquor store on Hwy 63. Ravenden units arrived on scene and immediately requested extrication tools from both Hardy Fire and Rescue and the Imboden Volunteer Fire Department.
Initial reports stated the accident involved a truck. RV and possibly other vehicles, reports also stated there may have been a propane leak on one of the vehicles possibly the RV, Two medical helicopters were requested to the scene as well. Williford Fire was also requested to the accident. Early 911 calls reported multiple vehicles as well as multiple injuries. Sharp County also sent ambulances, fire departments and deputies to the scene. At least one person was trapped in a vehicle, extrication was used to free the victim.
Lawrence County Dispatch coordinated with Sharp County Dispatch, Hospital Wing was requested to land one helicopter near the scene and a second helicopter was requested from Survival Flight to land near the scene as well. Traffic on Hwy 63 was completely shut down as responders assisted with the accident victims.
Deputies from the Lawrence County Sheriffâ€™s Office assisted Sharp County with traffic control and setting up Landing Zones for medical helicopters. At 10:53 pm the first of two medical helicopters were reportedly landing at the landing zone near the scene with the second helicopter reported to be 10 minutes behind. At 11:08 pm the second helicopter was on the ground and loading a second severely injured patient. The first medical flight from the wreck was reportedly headed to a hospital in Little Rock. No word on the destination of the second helicopter or the number of injured transported by Sharp County ambulances.
The Imboden Volunteer Fire Department was clear from the scene at 11:16 pm. AET Ambulance transported two patients to a Jonesboro hospital. The accident is being investigated by the Arkansas State Police and the Sharp County Sheriffâ€™s Office. No names have been released at this time.
At the time we published this, some hour and a half after the accident, traffic is still stalled as responders and officers continue to clear up the scene. Please use caution when traveling through this area, investigators and responders will be in the area for quite sometime.
For more information on the Imboden Volunteer Fire Department visit www.imbodenarkansas.com .
For more information on the Lawrence County Sheriffâ€™s Office visit www.lawrencecountysheriffsoffice.com .