Stephen Clark, 60, of the Woodlawn community (Cleveland County), was arrested Thursday (June 16th) by a Special Agent of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division. Clark is charged with negligent homicide in connection with a January 2, 2022 single vehicle crash.
Clark was the driver of a late model Jeep traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 63 near his home when he lost control of the vehicle which left the roadway striking a fence, then impacted with a tree. The crash occurred about 9:45 AM.
Mary Clark, 60, Stephen Clark’s wife, was a passenger in the vehicle and died at the crash scene. Stephen Clark sustained injuries in the crash and was transported by ambulance to a Pine Bluff hospital.
An Arkansas State Trooper who investigated the crash determined Clark was traveling to fast for conditions and was believed to be intoxicated. The crash investigation was submitted to a prosecuting attorney on February 1st this year. The prosecuting attorney subsequently requested additional investigative work to be completed by the state police Criminal Investigation Division.
Clark surrendered to state police at the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office where he was processed and later taken before a circuit judge who set bond at $15,000.