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Unhitched boat strikes vehicle; owner unidentified Posted: May 10, 2010 - 7:53pm



James and Dorothy Murray’s Kia Berrego lays upside down in the west bound lane of Interstate 40 just south of Dave Ward Drive on Monday after a boat and it’s trailer came unhitched from a vehicle driving eastbound and crossed the median into their vehicle’s path. The Murrays were transported to Conway Regional Medical Center, where they are listed in stable condition. LIBERTY PARKS PHOTO


Unhitched boat strikes vehicle; owner unidentified

Posted: May 10, 2010 - 7:53pm

Two Texas residents are listed in stable condition after officials say a boat that became free of its tower struck their vehicle on Interstate 40 late Monday afternoon.

James and Dorothy Murray, ages 42 and 41, were headed west on I-40 near exit 129 when a boat and trailer being towed eastbound became unhitched and crossed the median into their path.

Cpl. G. Dycus of the Arkansas State Police said “evasive action” caused a loss of control of the vehicle, which came to rest on its roof.

The vehicle towing the boat and trailer did not stop and the hull number retrieved from the boat was not listed on file.

“There’s no record of that hull number and unless someone comes forward looking for it, we may be out of luck,” Dycus said.

Dycus said witnesses on scene could not describe the vehicle that lost its tow.

The trailer contained no tags, and several alcohol containers were found inside the boat.

Responding were Conway Police and Fire Departments, MEMS and Arkansas State Police.

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