Fatal Accident


A passenger was killed Thursday evening in a single-car accident on Interstate 530 north of the Arkansas 104 Exit 30 on-ramp, according to Jefferson County Coroner Chad Kelley. The victim, Anthony Nelson, 22, of Pine Bluff, was pronounced dead at 7:25 p.m. by Chief Deputy Coroner David Westbrook. The car left the roadway and slid into the trees on the east side of the northbound lane. Emergency workers used the jaws of life to extract the occupants from the car, authorities say. Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies and Arkansas State Police responded to the accident. (Special to The Commercial/William Harvey)