Newport man killed in crash Thursday afternoon

Newport man killed in crash Thursday afternoon


NEWPORT (WATE) - One person is dead after a head-on crash near Newport Thursday afternoon.

Details are still sketchy, but the Newport Police Department says one vehicle was traveling on E. Highway 25/70 near State Highway 73 around 5:30 p.m. when it went off the road while negotiating a curb. The driver over corrected and lost control of the vehicle.

It slid sideways into an oncoming vehicle, striking it head on.

Chad Owenby, 38, of Newport was killed. Two others were injured and taken to Newport Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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