Arkansas State Police, crossed center line, Dodge Durango, fatality, Francisco Matinez Ramos, Garland County AR, Guillermo Bahea, Hot Springs AR, Hot Springs Funeral Home, Hwy. 70, Inez Ramirez, injuries, Jaime Ramirez Santiago, Juan Garcia Rodriguez, juveniles, Little Rock AR, Marella Rosalez Martinez, raining, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Toyota Tacoma, two-car collision
Hot Springs, Ark. — A Hot Springs man was killed and eight persons injured in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 70 east of here Saturday, May 9.
Arkansas State Police said an ’07 Dodge Durango driven by Guillermo Bahea, 22, of Hot Springs lost control on the wet pavement, crossed the center line and was hit by an eastbound SUV.
Police said 22-year-old Jaime Ramirez Santiago was a passenger in the Dodge Durango and was killed in the collision.
Eight other persons were injured in crash including Guillermo. The seven other persons injured were in the second vehicle a ’98 Toyota Tacoma driven by Francisco Matinez Ramos, 32, of Alexander.
Ramos was injured and passengers in his vehicle injured were: Juan Garcia Rodriguez, 29, of Little Rock; Marella Rosalez Martinez, 21, of Little Rock; Inez Ramirez, 22, of Hot Springs and three unidentified juveniles from Hot Springs.
The victim was pronounced at the scene by Garland County Deputy Coroner Josh Meggers and was taken to Hot Springs Funeral Home. The injured were taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Hot Springs.
Police said it was raining when the accident occurred at midnight.