Joshua Linville Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on SH 22 in Barling, AR
Barling, AR — November 22, 2022, 35-year-old Joshua Linville died in a single-vehicle accident on State Highway 22 in Sebastian County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 6:45 a.m. along Highway 22 at Gate 19 Road. Preliminary investigation suggests Linville was driving a Chevrolet vehicle west on the highway when he may have lost control for unknown reasons. The vehicle ran off the north side of the road, then hit a fence and some small trees. It passed back through the highway and left the other side, then hit a ditch and fence before coming to rest.
Linville suffered fatal injuries in the crash. No other injuries were reported.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Joshua Linville Accident in Barling
Police investigators seem to think the driver lost control and crashed, but as explanations go that seems extremely vague. It may also be premature to suggest the driver was responsible for what happened; what if there's more to the story?
Many things can send a vehicle off the road, and far from all of them are within the driver's control. For the sake of getting that man's loved ones some badly-needed answers, investigators in Arkansas must take the time and care to look at all the potential explanations for how he tragically lost his life. Only careful investigation and the evidence it uncovers can really tell the story of what happened here. Click the image below to learn more about some factors that need attention in pursuit of the truth.