While outside of his vehicle checking water conditions during severe storms that were occurring throughout north-central Arkansas, Fire Chief Doug Deckard was struck by another vehicle on Highway 25 just west of the Faulkner-Cleburne County line near Quitman. Fire Chief Deckard passed away a short time later from the injuries sustained when struck.
Cove Creek Pearson Fire Department
1149 Edgemont Road
Quitman, Arkansas 72131
Chief: Assistant Chief Kenny Sanders
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.
|Incident date:||Apr 30, 2017 04:00|
|Date of death:||Apr 30, 2017|
|Cause of death:||Struck By|
|Nature of death:||Trauma|
|Activity type:||Not On Scene|
|Duty type:||Other On-Duty|
|Fixed property use:||Street/Road|