Christopher Derossett Killed in Accident at Hwy 72 in Gravette, AR

December 26, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Christopher Derossett
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

Hwy 72 SE, Gravette, AR, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Arkansas State Police
Vehicles Involved
Kia Sorento, Honda CR-V, Dodge Ram 2500, Ford F-350
Hwy 72
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Multiple vehicles were involved in a collision

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed a driver at Hwy 72 in Gravette, AR on December 26th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 12:19 p.m. According to investigators, a Honda CR-V was stopped, waiting for a a Kia Sorento operated by 40-year-old Christopher Derossett to pass. Also stopped behind the Honda, police say, was a Dodge Ram. Under unclear circumstances, police say a Ford F-350 traveled into oncoming traffic, colliding with the Dodge. The impact is said to have pushed the Dodge into the Kia and Honda, causing the Kia to overturn onto its roof. Derossett was pinned inside the vehicle, according to available reports, suffering fatal injuries. The condition of anyone else involved was not stated. Additional information was not valuable.

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