October 30, 2013 Edition

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One-vehicle accident claims life

Shantelle Prater
Staff Writer

A one-vehicle accident on Monday night claimed the life of one Lawrence County man and injured two others.

Dylan T. Brady, 19, of Strawberry was killed in the accident, and Danielle B. Ervin, 17, of Smithville is a patient at The MED (Regional Medical Center at Memphis) with major injuries, according to Arkansas State Police Officer Phillip Rorak.

A third passenger, Kyle G. Bristow, 22, of Lynn refused treatment.

On Monday, at 8:35 p.m., the Lawrence County Communication's Room received a 911 call about a one-vehicle accident on Lawrence County Road 269, also known as Wasson Road, outside of Smithville.

The caller claimed a car-crash victim had walked to their residence seeking help. The caller stated that two of the three involved were out of the vehicle but one remained.

Responders from the Arkansas State Police, the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, AET Ambulance in Imboden and the Smithville Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene, which was located at the first curve on Wasson Road coming from Highway 117.

According to the Arkansas State Police report, Brady's 1995 Chevrolet was headed southbound on county road 269 and lost control while negotiating a curve and overturned. The conditions were dry, but foggy.

AET Ambulance requested Survival Flight at 8:55 p.m. with an estimated time of 35 minutes after Air-Evac couldn't respond due to foggy conditions.

At 8:49 p.m., officials learned that Brady, who had been ejected from the vehicle, had died. Ervin reported difficulty breathing and was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge to meet the Survival Flight.

Funeral service for Brady will be held at House-Gregg Funeral Home (see full obituary on page 3A). He was a member of the 2012 Hillcrest High School graduating class.

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