According to Arkansas State Police, Taylor O’Leary was traveling eastbound on Highway 62 about two and half miles east of Highway 65 when the car crossed over the center line and hit an on-coming vehicle. That car was driven by 58-year-old Linda Marcum of Everton. Sixteen-year-old Payton Tucker was also in the vehicle driven by O’Leary.
All three were taken to Mercy Hospital in Springfield where O’Leary was pronounced dead several hours later. According to a source, Tucker is listed in serious condition. The other driver’s injuries are not listed in the accident report.