Ashley Penrod, Verna Moore Killed in Accident at Hwy 27 in Pike County, TX

October 4, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Ashley Penrod, Verna Moore
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

Arkansas 27, Russellville, Pike County, AR, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Arkansas State Police
Vehicles Involved
Freightliner Tractor-Trailer, Ford Explorer
Hwy 27
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Freightliner Tractor-Trailer and a Ford Explorer were involved in a crash

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed two people at Hwy 27 in Pike County, TX on October 4th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 1:45 p.m. According to investigators, a tractor-trailer was making a left turn as a Ford Explorer was traveling around a right turn uphill, Investigators say the truck lost control and went into a spin, crossing into a southbound lane and colliding with the Ford. The occupants of the Ford, including 31-year-old driver, Ashley Penrod and 87-year-old passenger Verna Moore, suffered fatal injuries. Additional information was not immediately available.

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