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Batesville, Ark. — Two sophomore Batesville Pioneers football team members were killed Monday night, Oct.26, in a one-vehicle accident in Independence County south of Batesville.
Arkansas State Police Tuesday morning said a ’14 Ford Mustang was traveling northbound on McHue Road, 4 miles south of Batesville, at a high rate of speed, left the roadway, went airborne and struck a tree at 10:27 p.m. Monday. It was raining, and the road was wet, police said.
Four teens, also members of the football team, including the driver, who police did not name, were injured and taken to White River Medical Center in Batesville.
Killed were William “Will” Olson and Camden Garrett Osborne, both of Batesville.
Both were taken to Roller-Crouch Funeral Home in Batesville.
Funeral for Camden Osborne will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at West Baptist Church, 1100 N. Central Ave., Batesville, with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery, Batesville. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. at the church.
Funeral for William Olson will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 424 E. Main St., Batesville. Interment will be in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Columbarium. Due to the large crowds expected for the memorial service, it will be simulcast at First Baptist Church and First United Methodist Church, located on Main Street as well.
To view Osborne’s obituary, click HERE.
To view Olson’s obituary, click HERE.
The 5-3 Batesville Pioneers football team next plays the 1-7 Greene County Tech Golden Eagles Friday night in Batesville.