Coroner called to Hwy 63 accident Tuesday afternoon

Shortly after 5:00 pm Lawrence County dispatch began receiving 911 calls reporting a two vehicle accident on Hwy 63 between Hoxie and Portia at Little Running Water ditch. Initial reports from the scene stated at least three people were trapped in the vehicles. Hoxie Fire, Walnut Ridge Fire, Hoxie Police, Walnut Ridge Police, and Lawrence County deputies were all requested to the scene.

At 5:12 pm incident command reported that Hwy 63 was completely closed. At 5:14 pm two medical helicopters were requested to do a scene flight. At 5:29 pm the Lawrence County coroner was requested to the scene. Reportedly there are two deceased in the accident.

Traffic is being diverted around the area by law enforcement at this time. The accident will be investigated by the Arkansas State Police. It is a working scene at this time. No names have been released pending notification of next of kin. We will update this story as information is released by the Arkansas State Police.

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