At approximately 11:12 pm on November 11th, Paragould Emergency Services received a 911 call from a motorist advising that they believed they had struck a person walking on Highway 358 near the intersection of county road 715. Upon deputies’ arrival on scene, they located the deceased in the ditch on the southside of the highway. While the Arkansas State Police is Investigating the crash, preliminary details indicate that the motorist was traveling eastbound on Highway 358 and the pedestrian was walking the same eastbound direction in the eastbound lane at the time of the crash. The pedestrian was wearing dark, camouflaged colored clothing when struck.

The deceased has been identified as Ashley Harris, age 28, of Greene County. The operator of the motor vehicle involved is a minor, and as such, will not be identified. As previously stated, the Arkansas State Police is investigating this crash and no further information will be released by my office regarding this matter.

We ask for your prayers and positive thoughts for both families affected by this tragic event.

  • Sheriff Brad Snyder