• March 15, 2023

Michael Levi Rogers Killed, Diane Webber Injured in Car Accident in Boone County, AR

Boone County, AR -- March 10, 2023, Michael Rogers was killed and Diane Webber was injured due to an accident where their cars collided.

Investigators said that the incident happened at around 1:00 p.m. along Highway 14 outside of Omaha.

According to Arkansas State Police reports, 20-year-old Michael Rogers was in a Nissan going eastbound on the highway. 70-year-old Diane Webber was in a westbound Ford. For reasons unclear, the Nissan went into oncoming lanes and crashed head-on into Webber's vehicle.

Due to the collision, Rogers sustained fatal injuries. Webber had unspecified injuries. At this time, the cause of the crash remains unclear.

I don't have any information about this crash that isn't already publicly available, but I wanted to address something I saw in the Arkansas State Police public crash summary on this incident. At the time of writing, the report refers to Highway 14 as "Highesy 14". Obviously, it's a typo, but I'm not calling this out to nitpick. I make typos, too—it happens.

The reason I address this is because it goes to show that these summaries are often done very quickly, and they rarely amount to anything more than a dozen words or so. Sometimes, that's just because authorities have a lot on their plates, and they're more worried about giving the full details to the victims and families rather than the public. Other times, however, those summaries are about all the attention authorities give to deadly crashes like this. As a result, important details that need to be brought to light instead slip through the cracks unless there is another set of eyes there to catch them. That's why so many families find themselves on their own knowing about as much as any of the rest of us reading about the incident in the news.

I can only hope this typo is just a small, insignificant mistake rather than a sign that authorities aren't giving this crash the attention it deserves. Far too many people get left in the dark during what is perhaps the most challenging period they'll go through in their lives, and I hate to think anyone involved here could end up the same way.


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