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State Police: Driver killed in accident west of Timbo Wednesday

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A two-vehicle accident on Highway 66 in Stone County, just west of Timbo, claimed the life of a young driver Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Arkansas State Police preliminary crash summary, State Trooper Jason Murphy, said the victim, whom he identified as a “minor” female, age unknown, was driving a 2013 Nissan west on the highway when the Nissan crossed into the eastbound lane and struck a 2018 Ford driven by Rufus Lee Werb, 43.

Werb was injured and taken to the Stone County Medical Center while the deceased was taken to the Mountain View Funeral Home, the summary said.

Murphy reported the highway was wet at the time of the accident, which was noted as around 12:30 p.m. Traffic was heavy at the time, and some drivers were rerouted at Timbo, the summary said.

Mountain View Funeral Home released visitation and funeral arrangements for Briley Dawn Morgan, 17, late last night. According to a post on their social media, the funeral home said the visitation will be Friday, Jan. 24, from noon until 2 p.m. at the Rural Special High School gymnasium with funeral services scheduled for 2 p.m. at the same site.

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