Gamaliel man 1 of 2 killed in 2-vehicle accident

A Gamaliel man was one of two men killed in a two-vehicle accident in southwestern Arkansas. According to the Arkansas State Police, 39-year-old Joe William Smith II was pronounced dead early Friday morning in the Hempstead County town of Fulton.

Smith was reportedly traveling east in the left westbound lane of Interstate 30 when his pickup truck collided head-on with another vehicle driven by 28-year-old Dajuan Ricardo Horton of Cordova, Tennessee. Smith’s truck traveled off the south side of the road, into the median, and overturned. Horton’s vehicle went off the north side of the highway before coming to a final stop.

The Hempstead County coroner pronounced Smith and Horton dead at the scene at 5:46 a.m.

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