Facts: On February 6, 2010, Joshua Wiltgen of Marion, lost control of his Saturn, crossing the center line and stricking the driver’s side of Nathaniel Smith’s vehicle. Wiltgen died at the scene. Nathaniel Smith of Wynne was taken to Crossridge Community Hospital in Wynne.
Statistics: According to a 2007 study by the Arkansas State Police there were a total of 1,624 crashes resulting from being sideswiped from a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction. Of this total, 17 resulted in fatalities.