On Tuesday, September 13th 2011, at 2:00am, officers responded to a single vehicle crash at the intersection of Garland Ave and East 28th Street. Upon investigation it was determined to be a single vehicle crash with two occupants identified as, Jordan Safford, B/M 21yoa, and Donavan Anderson, B/M 18yoa, both of Texarkana. Further investigation revealed that Safford, the driver of the vehicle, was traveling southbound on Garland Ave at a high rate of speed when the vehicle left the roadway at the intersection of East 28th Street striking a curb. The vehicle continued south and struck a fire hydrant and two large trees, before overturning and coming to a rest.
The Miller County Coroner responded and pronounced both Safford and Anderson dead on scene.
Thank you and you can visit the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department online at http://www.txkusa.org/arkpolice.
Officer Kristi Mitchell
Public Information Officer
903-798-3187 (office) 903-824-4199 (cell)