Eureka Springs man dies in traffic accident

Friday, February 14, 2020

A Eureka Springs man was killed in a three-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon on Highway 23 North.

According to a preliminary report from the Arkansas State Police, Jessie L. Hughey, 38, was driving a 2005 Hyundai southbound on Highway 23 when he attempted to negotiate a right-hand curve. Hughey’s vehicle crossed a double yellow line and hit a 2014 Porsche driven northbound by David Peck, 71, of The Colony, Texas.

Hughey’s vehicle then spun around and struck a 2004 Chevrolet, driven by Tabitha Peak, 30, of Eagle Rock, Mo., according to the report.

Hughey was killed and Peck was injured, according to the report. Peak was not injured.

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