Story by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox
Arkansas State Police Troopers investigated a single vehicle crash on North Clay Street near the Glenwood City Limits on December 8, 2019 around 10PM.
Glenwood Police Chief Clark Kinzler was happy to be interviewed, but advised that the Arkansas State Police assumed the investigation and declined to comment on the matter.
According to Arkansas State Police Assistant Troop K Commander Lieutenant Scott Joe, Glenwood Police had just made contact with the vehicle when it fled from them and got out of sight. Glenwood Police were actively looking for this suspect vehicle when it topped the steep hill on North Clay Street and crashed. Lt. Joe wrapped up our interview by saying that Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigators are looking into the matter, it is an ongoing investigation and that he is not prepared to comment further on this matter.
Evidence at the scene showed that the northbound vehicle topped the crest of the steep hill, exited the right side of the road, crashed through the tree line, overturned and came to final rest on it’s roof in the woods.
A bicycle was found at the scene among the crash debris. Lt. Joe said that a bicycle was not involved in the crash. It is unknown why the bicycle was at the scene.
Any possible charges for the driver are unknown to me.
Glenwood Police arrived quickly and assisted as needed.
Glenwood Fire & Rescue Troops arrived quickly and assisted with accessing the patients, emergency medical care and otherwise as needed.
The Pike County Sheriff’s Patrol arrived quickly and assisted as needed.
Guardian EMS dispatched at least 2 Ambulance Crews to the scene. At least 2 injured people were transported to the hospital by ambulance.
Traffic flow was interrupted at this spot for at least an hour and a half.