SEDGWICK, AR – Authorities are investigating a crash last week that killed a fire chief in Lawrence County, according to KAIT8.
The victim was 61-year-old Wesley E. Adams of Walnut Ridge, the Sedgwick Fire Department Chief. Authorities said he was directing traffic at the scene of a previous crash on U.S. Highway 63 on Dec. 6 when he was struck by a Toyota Corolla at 6:18 p.m. The Corolla then hit a Ford CL 9000 truck.
Adams was pronounced dead the following day after being rushed to St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. A 78-year-old woman who was in the Ford was injured in the collision.