F’ville man dies in Arizona crash

A Fayetteville man was one of four people killed Sept. 9 in a traffic collision on Interstate 10 in southern Arizona when his tractor-trailer rig crossed the median and struck head-on a vehicle containing three Texas residents.

The collision occurred north of Tucson when 61-year-old Fayetteville resident Rickey Duffey lost control of his rig and crossed the median, striking a minivan with three occupants, according to news sources quoting the Arizona Dept. of Public Safety. Duffey was hauling a load of produce for Sierra Transportation, according to news reports.

Also killed were Pittsburgh, Texas, residents Derrick Bryan Reynolds, 46, Wendy Reynolds, 42 and Joachim Reynolds, age 20, reports said. The minivan caught on fire after being struck by the semi, reports said.

Dennis Robinson, co-driver of the Sierra semi, was transported to University Medical Center in Tucson. Also transported was the driver of a Honda sedan that was involved in the collision.

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