Monday, February 04, 2008

Sad News

Officer Down: Sergeant Richard C. LeBow of Ozark, Arkansas

Biographical Info
Age: 51

Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Incident Details: Sergeant Richard LeBow was killed in an automobile accident on I-40 near Mulberry, at approximately 10:25 am today. His patrol car collided head-on with an oncoming tractor trailer.

Ark. trooper dies in highway accidentThe Associated Press

MULBERRY, Ark. — An Arkansas State Police trooper died in crash Monday on Interstate 40 in Crawford County after his cruiser collided with a tractor trailer. Sgt. Richard C. LeBow, 51, of Ozark, pulled out from an interstate median and collided with a truck in an eastbound lane, state police spokesman Bill Sadler said in a statement. Television reports said the tractor-trailer caught fire after the crash at mile marker 20 near Mulberry. Video showed a smoky crash scene and the front end of LeBow's cruiser destroyed. Sadler said the unidentified driver of the tractor-trailer was injured in the crash and taken to a Fort Smith hospital. The crash remains under investigation. LeBow is survived his mother Nadine, wife Kathy and two sons, Charles and Caleb. He is the 19th state trooper to die in the line of duty since the department was established in 1935.

1 comment:

♥Lisa♥ said...

I was doing a search for Sgt LeBow and came across your blog. We are in NWA too. You and your daughter look like you have a blast, very sweet.
It's so sad about Sgt LeBow, my thoughts are with his family.