Two Theodosia men injured in Theodosia bridge crash

As a result of a Feb. 13 crash on the Theodosia bridge, one Theodosia man was taken by air ambulance to Cox South Hospital in Springfield with serious injuries, and another was taken by private vehicle to Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas with minor injuries.

Theodosia resident Lehman J. Wilburn, 65, was taken to Cox South Hospital in Springfield by helicopter ambulance Feb. 13 after sustaining serious injuries in a 3:40 p.m. two-vehicle crash on the Theodosia bridge. The colission reportedly occurred just east of the center of the bridge.

According to the MSHP crash report, Wilburn was traveling eastbound on Highway 160 about one mile east of Theodosia in a 1994 Chevrolet pickup when he crossed the centerline on the bridge and hit a westbound 2017 Dodge Challenger driven by 73-year-old Stanley G. Bushnell, also of Theodosia. 

Bushnell sustained minor injuries and was taken to Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas by private vehicle.

According to the report, Wilburn was not wearing a seatbelt. Bushnell was wearing a seatbelt, according to the report. 

Both vehicles were total losses and were towed from the scene. 

The crash was investigated by MSHP Cpl. A. R. Johnson with assistance from MSgt. C. A. Hogue, Cpl. N. J. Britt and Cpl. J. R. Roberts.

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