SEVIER COUNTY, AR. (THECOUNT) — Bernard Edwards III, of Nashville, Arkansas, has been identified as the victim in a Sunday double-fatal crash involving a minor driver in Sevier County.

Edwards, 22, was killed along with an unnamed minor near De Queen on Sunday.


According to reports, Edwards was traveling as a passenger in a Honda Civic, operated by a minor, on State Highway 41 in De Queen, when for unknown reasons, the Honda crossed centerlines and into opposing traffic around 6 a.m. Sunday. The Honda then came into contact with a Chevy Silverado.

The minor and Edwards were both pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

A passenger in the minor’s vehicle, Quentin Witherspoon, 22, of Fulton, Arkansas, suffered unknown injuries in the collision and was transported to an area hospital.

No one inside the Chevy injured.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Sevier County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,058. The county seat is De Queen. Sevier County is Arkansas’s 16th county, formed on October 17, 1828, and named for Ambrose Sevier, U.S. Senator from Arkansas. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county – Wikipedia.