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Franklin woman dies in Arkansas wreck

Photos courtesy of Jesse Evans,
Franklin resident Kathryn Nevil was killed when an oncoming vehicle struck this SUV as she and her familiy were traveling to visit relatives for Thanksgiving.

Kathryn Nevil, 38, of the Sullivan Farms neighborhood in Franklin was killed Friday night when the vehicle she was riding in was struck by another vehicle. Injured in the crash was her 12-year-old daughter Louran. Steven Nevil, 41, and son Will, 9, were uninjured in the crash.

The accident occurred Friday night on I-30 in Hempstead County, Arkansas as the family was traveling to Texas for Thanksgiving with relatives.

The Arkansas State Police report that Mrs. Nevil died when the 2002 Chevy SUV she was a passenger in was struck by another vehicle around 9 p.m. The SUV left the roadway and struck a tree partially uprooted it, according to a published report on

Witnesses told Arkansas State Police that the 2008 Toyota Tacoma pick-up that struck the Nevil’s vehicle was driving erratically prior to the accident. The driver John Coe, 35, of  Texarkana, AR was also injured in the accident. Two young passengers in the pick-up truck were reported to be uninjured.

According to a report by Arkansas State Police, the Nevils were all wearing seatbelts. Coe and his passengers were not.

Rescue personnel used the Jaws of Life to extricate members of the Nevil family of Franklin in an accident that occurred Friday night in Arkansas.


Posted on: 11/19/2012


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