Two are dead, and two are hospitalized following a head-on collision early Thursday morning on Highway 167. Tammy J. Gardener, 55, of Hardy was killed when a northbound GMC pickup crossed the centerline and collided with the Medicaid transport van she was driving for STARS Academy, a Batesville daycare. A minor passenger in the van was killed, and a minor passenger was critically injured and taken to Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
According to the Arkansas State Police fatal crash summary, the driver of the pickup, Cody L. Conboy, 20, of Greenbrier, was injured and taken to White River Medical Center. The reported time of the accident was 5:53 a.m., the road conditions were dry and the weather conditions were clear.