Saturday, September 8, 2007

Runaway trailer hits car, kills girl

Runaway trailer hits car, kills girl


Posted on Saturday, September 9, 2006


ASHDOWN — A teenage girl died in Ashdown on Thursday evening when a trailer carrying a pontoon boat came loose from a truck and slammed into her car, the Arkansas State Police said Friday.

John Wright, 58, of Wilton was southbound on U. S. 71 in a GMC truck about 7 p. m. when the trailer attached to his truck came unhitched and veered into northbound traffic, police said.

The trailer struck a northbound Nissan Maxima, and the pontoon boat crashed into the car’s windshield, killing its driver, Brittany J. Heathcock, 17, of Ashdown, police said.

Wright wasn’t injured, police said.

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