KAWX News

The following was released this afternoon by Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer.

 

"On Monday, 2/11/19, at approximately 10:40 am, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle accident on Hwy 375 East, just outside Mena.  The vehicle, a 2007 Chrysler Town & Country mini-van, left the roadway and went into Prairie Creek.  The van traveled approximately 60 yards down the flooded creek before coming to a rest in the middle of the creek.

Upon arrival, Sheriff’s Department personnel checked the vehicle and were unable to locate a driver.  The Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Polk County OES, Southwest Ambulance Service, and several area fire departments began an extensive ground search.

At approximately 2:00 pm searchers recovered the body of a 71-year-old white female.  The body was recovered from Prairie Creek .55 miles east of Hwy 375 East.  The body was identified as the registered owner of the Chrysler mini-van."

 

2-11-19 4:53 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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