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'Head-on' crash in Bentonville leaves three dead, three injured

Docs: three were left dead, with three injured after a crash on North Walton Boulevard in Bentonville on Wednesday.

BELLA VISTA, Ark. — According to a report filed by the Bentonville Police Department, three Arkansans were killed in a head-on crash while driving on Walton Boulevard in Bentonville Wednesday afternoon.

The crash happened at around 4 p.m. involving three vehicles. In addition to the three adults killed, aged 63, 61 and 85, three minors were injured and taken to a nearby hospital.

All three killed were in the same car, with a minor as a passenger. 

The other two vehicles were driven by a minor on their own.

Vehicles involved:

  • Chrysler van: Four occupants, three adults (one as the driver) and a minor passenger
  • Ford Escape: One driver (minor)
  • Chevy SUV: One driver (minor)

The report states that the van was driving northbound in the inside lane on Walton near Oakwood Avenue when the Chevy SUV was driving southbound on Walton and veered into the northbound lane, hitting the van "head-on."

The Ford Escape was behind the van driving northbound and "did not have time to stop" and rear-ended the van after the initial crash, the report says. 

The three adults who were killed in the crash are listed as being from Fordyce, a city in southern Arkansas.

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