Last Of Victims In Deadly Wreck Released From Hospital

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Courtesy to the Douthit family. Mark Douthit

The last of the three victims hospitalized in a weekend wreck that killed a Siloam Springs man has been released from the hospital, officials said.

Chad Doubhit 20, is no longer listed as a patient at Washington Regional Medical Center, as of Monday. Two others injured in the crash were also released over the weekend.

A Siloam Springs man was killed Saturday night (Oct. 12) in a two-vehicle wreck that also hospitalized three others.

Mark Douthit, 51, was a passenger in a 1995 Oldsmobile eastbound on U.S. Highway 412, which attempted to turn left onto Old Highway 68 at the time of the crash. A vehicle traveling the opposite direction struck Douthit’s car after the car Douthit was in failed to yield to oncoming traffic, according to an Arkansas State Police crash report.

Both vehicles were pushed off of the road and into a nearby ditch. There is evidence of the deadly crash in the ditch where tire marks can be seen as well as the broken one-way/stop sign.

“I woke up when the helicopter came through, I looked and there were all sorts of emergency vehicles out there,” said Raymond Davis.

Davis said he has lived on that intersection for almost 19 years. He said as soon as it happened, he said, “another wreck, I’ve seen plenty here.”

Davis said he knows of at least three fatal wrecks on that intersection.

Chad Douthit was the driver of the Oldsmobile and was hospitalized. 5NEWS spoke to the Douthit family who said Chad Douthit suffered injuries to his face including lacerations to his right eye. They also said his hip and abdomen are bruised.

A niece of the crash victim said the family is asking for as much privacy as possible. She said Mark leaves behind three children, Cassie, Josh and Chad and three grandchildren. The family will only have a small private family service.

Wesley Pickard, 21, was driving the other vehicle. He and passenger Christina Heekelhiner, 19, were also injured and rushed to Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, according to the crash report. Both have since been released.

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