Police Identify Driver, Pedestrians In Deadly Accident In Rogers Walmart Parking Lot

ROGERS (KFSM) -- A Lowell man died on Sunday (March 19) after his vehicle struck two pedestrians and hit a pole at a Rogers Walmart around 4 p.m.

Fredrick Guidry, 79, was driving in the Walmart parking lot on S. Pleasant Crossing Boulevard when he hit two pedestrians who were walking into the store, said Keith Foster, Rogers Police Department public information officer.

Guidry's vehicle then hit a pole and stopped in front of the store, Foster said. Guidry was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency personnel.

The pedestrians were identified as Joshua Smith, 27, and Ashley Grishby, 27, both of Bentonville, Foster said. They were airlifted to a Springfield, Missouri hospital, where they were listed in critical condition.

Daniel Oxford, Benton County coroner, said he believed the accident was caused by a medical incident, but he is awaiting toxicology results, which could take six to eight weeks.

Police have not released any information about what caused the accident.