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Woman Injured When Car Struck by Log Truck and Semi

A Prescott woman was injured when her car was hit by a log truck and a tractor trailer Friday afternoon on Highway 278 West.

According to witnesses, Sarah Singletary, of Prescott, was stopped in her Nissan Sentra with her blinker on in the westbound lane of 278 waiting for traffic to clear so she could make a left turn onto Melrose Lane at around 1:35 p.m. While she was stopped, a westbound log truck, driven by James Boulden, of Gurdon, failed to stop and struck the rear of her car, knocking her into the path of an oncoming semi in the eastbound lane. The semi, driven by Darrel Nelson, of Minnesota, also struck Singletary’s Nissan, sending her spinning to a stop facing east back in the westbound lane.

Boulden’s log truck rolled over onto its passenger side, blocking 278 west of Melrose and dumping logs all over the highway, shutting the highway down until around 3 p.m. when crews finished clearing the debris, logs and vehicles.

The Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas State Police, Pafford EMS and Hope Fire Department all responded to the crash.

Singletary was responsive to responders while being treated. She was transported by Pafford to Wadley Regional Medical Center in Hope. Boulder and Nelson both declined medical treatment.

Trooper Darren Henley investigated the crash with the assistance of Trooper Christina Bussey and the Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office.

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