On Saturday, August 20th, 2016, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office was notified about a one car accident on Old Bellefonte Road near the intersection of McElroy Road. A Boone County Deputy responded to the accident and located one vehicle in the ditch with significant damage.
The driver, 26 year old Cody Eastep, was traveling west on Old Bellefonte road when his vehicle lost control, rolled, and came to rest on the south side of the highway. Three other occupants were in the vehicle, 25 year old Heather Fanning who was killed in the accident and two young children that were not injured.
Eastep and the two young children, 7 and 3, were treated and released from the North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison.
Eastep was arrested and charged with Negligent Homicide, DWI, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor 1st Degree two counts, Driving on a Suspended Driver’s License, and Reckless Driving.
Eastep is being held at the Boone County Sheriff’s Office with bond set at $20,000 on the charges for the accident as well as a Probation Violation and Newton County bonds of $3515.