• March 20, 2017

Billy Gene Keys Killed, Alexander Barksdale, Teen Injured in Fayetteville, AR

Fayetteville, AR -- March 17, 2017, Billy Gene Keys was killed, Alexander Barksdale and a teenager were injured after a three-vehicle accident.

Preliminary reports on the accident from the Arkansas State Police indicate that the crash happened around 5:45 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 45 and Habberton Road.

The report states that a 17-year-old was driving a Chevy Silverado eastbound on Highway 45. For reasons not yet clear, his vehicle crossed over the center line into the path of an oncoming Ford F-150 driven by 52-year-old Keys.

The two vehicles collided, forcing the F-150 off-road. The Ford overturned repeatedly before stopping. The Chevy went on to collide with a Nissan Altima driven by 27-year-old Barksdale.

As a result of the collision, Keys sustained fatal injuries. The teen driver and Barksdale were taken to Washington Regional Medical Center with unspecified injuries.

At this time, police have not indicated what factors might have caused the accident. They say the crash is still under investigation.

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