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Crash leaves Waldron Man dead, another injured

On Wednesday, March 3, a crash in Franklin County left one Waldron man dead and another person injured. The crash happened at the intersection of State Highway 23 and Airport Road in Ozark at approximately 8:46 p.m.

Thomas Lee, 59 of Waldron, was driving a 2013 Yamaha with passenger, Betty Lee, 49 of Waldron. Lee was driving south on Highway 23 when he was struck by Emmaline Rieder, 21, of Clarksville. According to Arkansas State Police, Reider was driving west on Airport Road in a 2018 Dodge Charger when she failed to stop at the intersection and struck Lee.

Betty Lee and Reider were transported to Northwest Medical Center. Thomas Lee’s body was taken to the Franklin County Coroner’s office and next of kin were notified.