On Sunday, August 15, 2021, at approximately 10:27 a.m., officers with the Russellville Police Department were dispatched to the 3500 block of North Arkansas Avenue in reference to a motor vehicle collision with injury involving a SUV and a semi truck.

The occupants of the SUV, identified as 63-year-old Brian Conatser and 83-year-old Ann Shields succumbed to the injuries they sustained in the crash while on scene. The driver of the semi was transported to by Pope County EMS to Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center Emergency Room in stable condition.

The incident remains under investigation by the Russellville Police Department Criminal Investigation Division and more information will be released as it becomes available.