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Highway accidents leave 2 people dead

by Maggie McNeary and Gavin Lesnick Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | September 22, 2018 at 2:57 a.m.

Two people died as the result of separate road accidents recently, including an 11-year-old child who was taken off life support.

The child was hit by a pickup in Little Rock last month. He was taken off life support and died Wednesday, a Little Rock Police Department spokesman said.

The boy had been injured in a wreck the afternoon of Aug. 25, according to a report from the Police Department.

Authorities said that 42-year-old Dwayne Edward Randolph was driving a 1994 Chevrolet Silverado south on John Barrow Road in Little Rock when the boy and two of his siblings tried to cross the street shortly before 5 p.m.

Randolph braked and steered the truck to the right but still hit the child, the report states.

The boy was taken to Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, according to the report. Lt. Michael Ford, police spokesman, did not identify the child Friday.

Authorities listed conditions as clear at the time of the wreck.

A 24-year-old Arkansas woman was killed Thursday night when her car struck a parked tractor-trailer while exiting Interstate 30, authorities said.

It happened shortly before 9 p.m. as Miranda Woody of Greenbrier drove a 2006 Nissan Sentra west onto the exit ramp for Arkansas 84 in Malvern, according to an Arkansas State Police report.

Police say the Sentra hit a parked tractor-trailer on the off-ramp. Woody died at the scene.

The report did not specify if the truck was on the shoulder or in the lane on the off-ramp. A police spokesman said Friday that an investigative report was not yet completed.

No other injuries were reported.

Authorities listed conditions at the time as clear and dry.

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