According to Sheriff Earnie Blackley on January 30, at approximately 5:38pm a motor vehicle accident on Johnson View Road near Wiseman was reported to the Izard County Sheriff’s Department. Cheryl Clement age 60 of Horseshoe Bend was driving a 2012 Ford F150 was traveling South on Johnson View Road. Rodney Kemp age 39 of Salem was driving a 91 Ford F150 headed North on Johnson View Road. Tiffany Russell age 17 was a passenger in Kemps vehicle. As a result of the accident Russell was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Izard County Coroner’s Office. Kemp and Clement were taken by air ambulance for medical treatment for their injuries. Search warrants were obtained for blood draws for Clement and Kemp. The results showed Clement to be over the legal driving limit for alcohol.
As a result, Clement has been charged in Izard County Circuit Court with Negligent Homicide, Battery Second Degree, and Driving While Intoxicated.
For immediate release
P.O.C. Sheriff Earnie Blackley