Sheriff Danny Hickman reports that this office was notified by the Medical Examiner’s office in Little Rock that the body found in the burned vehicle involved in an accident on August 24, has been identified. The body has been positively identified as that of Austin Wayne Curry, age 57. Curry was a resident of Boone County.
The one vehicle accident occurred on Rally Hill Road in the Valley Springs area and involved a 1997 Pontiac Gran Prix registered to Samuel Hicks of Boone County. Hicks and Curry were both occupants in the vehicle when it crashed, caught fire and burned. Investigation has shown that Hicks was not injured in the accident and fled the scene on foot.
The accident is still under investigation with the Arkansas State Police assisting in reconstructing the crash. Sheriff Hickman reports that the investigation continues at the Sheriff’s Office also and charges and an arrest is expected soon.