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Boy Killed in Car Crash in Crawford Co.

Arkansas State Police identified a 12-year-old boy who was killed in a car crash five miles north of Natural Dam on a curvy stretch of Highway 59 over the weekend.

Police say the crash happened around 5:15 p.m. Sunday. Christian Chambers, 12, of Alma, died from his injuries.

He was a passenger in a Ford Taurus driven by 38-year-old Richard A. Chambers.  The elder Chambers and another passenger, 10-year-old Curtis Chambers, were injured. All three were taken to St. Edward Mercy Medical in Fort Smith.

“The driver was negotiating a curve, straightened and ran off an embankment about 20 feet below the roads surface,” said Cpl. Dale Howard with the Arkansas State Police.

The car slammed into a tree and overturned.