Izard County head-on collision claims life, 2 airlifted to Little Rock hospitals

A two-vehicle crash in Izard County has claimed the life of a juvenile, with the drivers airlifted to Little Rock hospitals.

Izard County Sheriff Earnie Blackley said Monday the head-on collision occurred Wednesday evening on Johnson View Road near Wiseman.

A deputy responding to the scene reports 60-year-old Cheryl Clement of Horseshoe Bend was traveling south in a pickup and was airlifted to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

The second vehicle, also a pickup, was driven by 44-year-old Rodney D. Kemp of Salem. A juvenile passenger in Kemp’s vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. Kemp was airlifted to Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.

No details on the cause of the accident were provided.

The 5:38 p.m. accident remains under investigation.

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