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Decatur officer critically wounded in head-on crash

Just one of the officers was flown to a Springfield clinic with essential accidents.

DECATUR, Ark. — A Decatur Law enforcement Department auto was concerned in a two-auto crash Wednesday evening (June 23) just after 10:00 p.m. 

The collision occurred alongside Arkansas Freeway 59, south of Gravette. The officers had been traveling to Gravette to provide an arrest warrant. even though in route, their patrol car collided with a truck although going close to a curve, creating considerable harm to both equally automobiles. 

The two Decatur law enforcement officers ended up hurt in the incident. They have been discovered as Industry Teaching Officer Luke Rouheslang and Patrol Officer Taylor Bruning. 

Rouheslang is property recovering from a broken ankle following staying transported to Siloam Springs Regional Medical center. He also acquired 24 stitches on his appropriate arm. 

Bruning was flown to a Joplin healthcare facility and then Springfield healthcare facility. He has been listed as being in vital ailment. 

Bruning is a rookie officer for the Decatur Law enforcement Department.

Grizzle said Bruning was driving the automobile at the time of the crash. 

The driver of the truck in the crash was a 17-year-aged small. 

An Arkansas State Police investigation of the crash is continuing right now. 

A spouse and children good friend of Officer Bruning has commenced a GoFundMe account to aid his household. 

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