Two killed and one injured in head on crash

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Two young Monette men, Tanner Platz, 19, and Zachary Wells, 19, died in an early morning accident on Highway 18 at Highway 135, in Black Oak.

According to the preliminary Arkansas State Police crash report, the head-on collision happened at 2:49 a.m. July 23. The tractor trailer, driven by Chad T. Marshall, was traveling west on Highway 18 and the 2006 GMC, driven by Wells, was traveling east when the tractor trailer crossed into their lane.

Craighead County Deputy Coroner Milton Harbison pronounced Wells and Platz dead at the scene and Marshall was transported to a Jonesboro hospital.

According to the report it was raining and the road condition was wet.

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