One dead in one vehicle accident outside of Smithville

Authorities are confirming that one person has been killed in an early morning accident that occurred shortly after 5:30 am. The Smithville Volunteer Fire Department, Imboden Volunteer Fire Department, and Pro Med ambulance were requested to a one vehicle rollover accident just outside of Smithville, near County Road 149.

Units arrived on scene at 5:40 am to find an unresponsive male trapped inside the overturned vehicle. Fire fighters worked to remove the victim from the wreckage and at 5:50 am the coroner was requested to the scene. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department along with Arkansas State Police were also called to the scene.

The accident is being invetsigated by the Arkansas State Police. The name of the victim hasn’t been released pending conclusion of the investigation and notification of next of kin.

As of 7:00 am. units are still on scene, use caution if traveling through the area.

For more information on the I,Bowden Fire Department visit www.imbodenarkansas.com/