John David Coe, 35, of Prescott, has been arrested in connection with a Nov. 16 traffic accident which took the life of a Franklin, Tenn., woman and injured her family.
Coe was identified as the driver of a 2008 Toyota Tacoma pickup which struck a 2002 Chevrolet, driven by Steven Nevil, 41, of Franklin, Tenn. Kathyrn Nevil, 38, a passenger in the Chevrolet, was pronounced dead at the scene by Hempstead County Coroner Ben Brazzel at 10:15 p.m., according to an Arkansas State Police report.
Coe, of Prescott, was extradited by Hempstead County Sheriff's Department deputies back to Hempstead County from Bowie County, Texas, on Tuesday, according to Sheriff James Singleton. Coe was arrested in Bowie County on warrants from Hempstead County in connection with the traffic accident on Nov. 16 at the 33 mile marker of Interstate 30.
Coe was booked into the Hempstead County Detention Center on one count of Negligent Homicide, one count of Battery in the first degree, two counts of Aggravated Assault, two counts of Aggravated Assault on a Family Member, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He remains in the HCDF awaiting a first court appearance which was scheduled for today in Eighth Judicial District-North Circuit Court.
Nevil's children, ages 12 and nine, were riding in the back seat of the SUV and were injured, according to the Arkansas State Police report on the accident. Steven Nevil, the driver of the SUV, was not injured, according to ASP.
Coe was also injured in the accident, but two young girls riding with him were not reported to be injured in the crash, according to Singleton.