UPDATE: Two dead in I-430 crash | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

UPDATE: Two dead in I-430 crash

Posted By on Wed, Jun 1, 2016 at 6:41 AM

click to enlarge GARY DIGIUSEPPE: KARN newsman dies in crash.
  • GARY DIGIUSEPPE: KARN newsman dies in crash.
KARK is reporting on Twitter that two people were killed in a crash bout 3:50 a.m. Wednesday on Interstate 430 southbound on the Arkansas River bridge. The fiery wreck closed the traffic lanes for a period this morning. The lanes have reopened.

UPDATE: The State Police said an as yet unidentified woman was driving northbound in the southbound lanes of I-430 in a 1998 Buick when she collided head-on with a southbound Ford and both vehicles caught fire. Both drivers were killed.

The driver of the Ford has been identified as Gary Digiuseppe, 60, of Maumelle. He was a morning newscaster for KARN Radio and also did newscasts for the Arkansas Radio Network, plus free-lance writing for agricultural publications.

UPDATE: The driver of the wrong-way car has been identified as Felecia Stevenson, 28, of Little Rock. The police report gives no indication how she came to be in the wrong lane. A Facebook page for the apparent victim reflects comments about her death.  She had three children and worked multiple shifts, some as long as 16 hours, including overnight, and sometimes nine days running, at a fast-food restaurant.


Tags: , ,


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments (9)

Showing 1-9 of 9

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-9 of 9

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Trump immigration protest at LR: Quick and fierce

    It was not even 24 hours ago that Sophia Said, director of the Interfaith Center; City Director Kathy Webb and others decided to organize a protest today of Donald Trump's executive order that has left people from Muslim countries languishing in airports or unable to come to the US at all — people with visas, green cards,a  post-doc graduate student en route to Harvard, Google employees abroad, families. I got the message today before noon; others didn't find out until it was going on. But however folks found out, they turned out in huge numbers, more than thousand men, women and children, on the grounds of the state Capitol to listen to speakers from all faiths and many countries.
    • Jan 29, 2017
  • Former Arkansas Baptist professor 'exploring' run for Little Rock Ward 7 city director

    Edmond "Ed" Davis, a former professor at Arkansas Baptist College and the executive director of a school applying for a charter in Southwest Little Rock, will announce the formation of an exploratory committee for a campaign for the Little Rock city director Ward 7 position. Brenda "B.J." Wyrick has held the position since 1994.
    • Apr 3, 2018
  • Free Zinn book for Arkansas teachers

    Arkansas teachers! Get your free Howard Zinn book here! Whether Kim Hendren likes it or not.
    • Mar 3, 2017

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation