Two single-vehicle crashes in Northeast Arkansas claimed the lives of a Pocahontas woman and a Farmington woman on January 1.
Several others were injured.
Thunder Tye Finney, 22, died following the crash of a 1999 Chevrolet pickup in which she was a passenger. The truck, driven by Christopher J. Finney, 22, was headed west on State Highway 34 in Lawrence County when it left the roadway and overturned, according to Arkansas State Police.
Christopher Finney was injured and taken to St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. The crash happened at 1 a.m. Road conditions were wet and it was raining at the time of the crash.
At 8:15 p.m. another crash claimed the life of Julianna Valle, 21, of Farmington.
She was a passenger in a 2020 Toyota Highlander driven by Devonte Stanback, 28, of Wynne. According to the Arkansas State Police, the vehicle was headed north on Harrisburg Road in Jonesboro when it left the roadway and traveled up a ditch embankment, struck a utility pole, a brick fence, then went airborne and hit an apartment complex.
Stanback was injured in the crash along with other passengers, Darian Nauden, 24, of Conway, and two minors. They were taken to St, Bernards Regional Medical Center. Road conditions also were wet at the time of this crash.