On Thanksgiving Day, 2021, two people died in an early morning collision at a Lake Village intersection.
At 7:40 a.m., according to preliminary Arkansas State Police reports, a 2001 Peterbilt was headed northbound on U.S. 65. The vehicle made a left-hand turn with a protected green arrow onto U.S. 82, where it was struck by an oncoming vehicle.
The oncoming vehicle, a 2018 Hyundai, was headed south on U.S. 65. Driven by Karena M. Everett, 26, of Pine Bluff, the Hyundai ran through a red light and collided with the Peterbilt. Everett and her passenger, Diamante Estrellas, 23, of Little Rock, were reported dead at the scene. The driver of the truck was not injured and was not identified in the report.
According to the police report, it was raining and the road was wet at the time of the crash.
The loss of life from this crash affects multiple communities and the families of those involved. Injury attorney Justin Minton has experience as an insurance adjuster, and he understands how devastating any vehicle accident can be for all parties. Because of his experience, he is specially equipped to help victims of car accidents and their families navigate insurance claims and offers of compensation. If you’ve been involved in a vehicle accident in the Little Rock area, call the Minton Law Firm at (501) 794-0001 or fill out an online form to set up a free consultation. You can also like and follow the Minton Law Facebook page for more updates.