A stormy afternoon saw tragedy on Highway 167 at Wilderness Drive in Independence County on Tuesday.

According to the Arkansas State Police fatal crash summary, Jason Duggan, 48, of Batesville, a passenger in a 2018 GMC Sierra, died when the vehicle crossed the centerline and traveled into the northbound lane before making impact with a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Michael S. French, 52, of Hardy.

Skyer Spivey, 29, of Batesville was the driver of the GMC Sierra. He was injured in the crash as was French.

French’s vehicle came to rest in the northbound shoulder while the vehicle Spivey was driving came to rest in the turn lane on Highway 167.

The conditions were rainy and wet at the time of the crash.

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