GUERNSEY, AR – A Fouke man lost his life in a single vehicle crash on Highway 67 between Hope and Fulton Tuesday.
According to the Arkansas State Police, 47-year-old Leland D. Fuetral, of Fouke, AR, was traveling north on Highway 67, just north of Hempstead County Road 175 in an unloaded log truck when he crashed just after 2 p.m. Fuetral’s log truck crossed the oncoming lane of traffic and left the road, crashing into several trees. The truck caught fire and became fully engulfed.
The Arkansas State Police, Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office, Hope Fire Department, Guernsey Fire Department and Pafford EMS were dispatched to the scene.
Hope Fire arrived on scene reported the truck was fully involved. Firefighters quickly put out the flames but the truck was destroyed. Deputies closed one lane and assisted with traffic control while Arkansas State Police conducted their investigation. Pafford arrived on scene shortly after firefighters and requested a coroner be dispatched. Coroner David Peters declared Feutral deceased on scene at 2:40 p.m.