Dawson Whitmire, Randy Burks Killed in Accident at Hwy 167 in Sheridan, AR

January 6, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Dawson Whitmire, Randy Burks, Blake Wimberly
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

Arkansas Department of Agriculture/ Forestry Div, hwy 167, Sheridan, AR, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Arkansas Highway Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Dodge Ram, Dodge Promaster Van
Hwy 167
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (2), undisclosed injuries (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Dodge Ram and Dodge Promaster Van were involved in a collision

What Happened

State Police are investigating a crash that killed at least two people at Hwy 167 in Sheridan, AR on January 6th, 2023. Authorities say it happened around 3:25 a.m. and involved a Dodge Ram 3500 and Dodge Promaster van. The Ram was headed southbound on Hwy 167 while the van was starling northbound. Officers believe the Ram crossed a center turn lane and collided with the van under unclear circumstances. The driver of the van, identified as 61-year-old Randy Burks, was killed. Also killed was a passenger in the Ram, identified as 27-year-old Dawson Whitmire. The driver of the Ram, identified as 32-year-old Blake Wimberly, had undisclosed injuries. Officers did not disclose additional details.

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