SALINE COUNTY, AR. (THECOUNT) — Peyton Mitchell, of Benton, Arkansas, has been identified as the victim in a Wednesday morning vehicle crash in Saline County.

Mitchell, 24, was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Benton early Wednesday morning.


According to reports, Mitchell was operating a Chevrolet Tahoe on AR-229 near Jackman Trail in Benton, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday. The vehicle then came into contact with a tree before rolling over and bursting into flames.

Mitchell was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


geo quick facts: Saline County is located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 107,118. Its county seat and largest city is Benton. Saline County was formed on November 2, 1835, and named for the salt water springs in the area, despite a differing pronunciation from saline – Wikipedia.