wreck yesterday between paragould and marmaduke

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Kennett, MO

#1 Nov 1, 2008
Does anyone know anthing about the wreck yesterday between 2:30-3:00pm? I heard there was at least one fatality but not sure about that.
A old friend

Jonesboro, AR

#2 Nov 1, 2008
Killed a older man>Think he had a heartattack>>>>His last name was Collins I do believe..

Walls, MS

#3 Nov 1, 2008
yes it was an older gentleman hit a tree belived to have had heart attack or stroke first. pray for his family.
Had No Clue Really

United States

#4 Nov 1, 2008
I wasn't aware of this, I heard the initial accident but didn't know about the fatality part, Haven't saw any press/news releases on it but then again, We're talking about greene county here. They don't realease crap on this unless word leaks out, I knew there was an accident but had no clue that it was a fatality..

Kennett, MO

#5 Nov 1, 2008
I know what you mean. I checked all websites for info but nothing. It really is sad that you have to use a forum such as this to learn about news in Greene County.

United States

#6 Nov 1, 2008
According to the Arkansas State Police website the name of the victim is Gerald D. Collins it has his age listed as 74 years old.
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Paragould, AR

#7 Nov 1, 2008
Yes it was Gerald Collins , A very very dear man who will be missed by his family and the many many friends he has . Gerald just veered off the road and wound up hitting a tree. A friend of Geralds was following right behind him when the accident happened . Since there was no attempt to hit his brakes or straighten his truck we believe he had a heart attack or stroke . We will miss him.

Paragould, AR

#8 Nov 1, 2008
My husband and his friend were first on the scene. A respiratory therapist arrived on the scene while mt husband was on the phone with 911. She told him to have them call a coroner. He said that there were no skid marks or ruts in the dirt. The police said they believe he was dead before he hit the tree.

Paragould, AR

#9 Nov 1, 2008
it is very sad and our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Collins' family.

United States

#10 Nov 1, 2008
Sunday is visitation to be held at Phillips Funeral Home, I believe.

United States

#11 Nov 1, 2008

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