A one-vehicle crash claimed the life of Jerry W. Cossey, 72, of Rector, on Sunday.

According to the Arkansas State Police, Cossey was driving a 1988 Dodge Ram pickup truck northbound on U.S. Highway 49 in rural Clay County at 12:30 p.m., when he negotiated a left curve at the intersection with State Highway 90.

The vehicle left the roadway on the right side, and hit a large concrete culvert. The vehicle overturned and caught fire according to state police.

On Tuesday, Dec. 21, a one-vehicle crash claimed the life of a Burdette man in Mississippi County.

Danny R. Seaton, 65, was traveling west on East State Highway 120 in rural Mississippi County in a 2011 Chevrolet.

According to state police, the vehicle left the roadway and hit a utility pole.

The crash happened at 8:15 a.m. Weather conditions were clear and road conditions were dry at the time of the crash.

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