One person is dead and another injured after a semi and a pickup truck had a head-on collision at the intersection of Highway 62 and Tyler Road in Farmington Wednesday (April 3), officials said.
Lewis Workman, 26, of Prairie Grove, was killed after his Ford pickup truck crossed the center lane of Highway 62 and struck a semi truck driven by Gary Allen Davison, 60, officials said. Davison, of Springfield, Mo., was transported to Washington Regional Medical Center with minor injuries, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
Workman’s older brother, Michael Workman, said his brother was heading to work when killed. Michael Workman said the family is mourning the loss of their loved one.
“We’ve really lost something in my family, his wife’s family, there’s no way to describe it,” said Michael Workman.
Michael said Lewis was the youngest brother of four siblings.
“Everybody liked him,” Michael Workman said. “He always had a smile on his face.”
His mother Nita Murray will keep the memories of her son, especially his passion for the outdoors and the rodeo.
“He loved his horses, he loved to break horses and he loved his wife and three children,” said his mother, Nita Murray.
His family and friends are still in shock by the sudden loss.
“It still hasn’t sunk in,” said Mary Kathryn Braynt, friend. “I still can’t think it’s real yet, but Lewis was the one who told everybody that he taught to ride, ‘Ride tough and don’t cry.'”
The family is leaning on one another for support.
“That’s the only thing you can do in a time like this,” Michael said. “You can’t do the what if’s and why not’s and all of that kind of stuff. Just be there for one another.”
The funeral is set for Saturday (April 6) at Cove Creek Church in Prairie Grove.
The family has set up the Lewis Worman Memorial Fund at Simmons Bank.