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5 adults with disabilities killed in Arkansas school van crash

June 7, 2022
The van from C.B. King Memorial School in McGehee, Ark., collided with an 18-wheeler, killing 5 and injuring 5.

Five people were killed and five others injured after a large truck collided with a van belonging to a school in southeast Arkansas that serves disabled adults , authorities said.

The Associated Press reports that the crash happened Monday afternoon near Dermott in southeast Arkansas. A 15-passenger van belonging to C.B. King Memorial School in McGehee, Ark., failed to yield when crossing U.S. 65; it collided with a truck that was hauling cooking oil, Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler said Tuesday.

The school provides services in several southeastern Arkansas counties to people with developmental delays or disabilities.

The van passengers killed in the crash were Regina Jackson, 65; Terry King, 56; Tommy Figures, 50; and Brayshawn Ranson, 19, all of Dermott; and Geraldine Prewitt, 73, of McGehee, state police said. The drivers of both vehicles were injured, along with three other passengers in the van, police said.

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