Lafayette County, AR, July 6, 2020 – On July 6, 2020 at approximately 12:45am, Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle accident on Highway 160 at the Bodcaw Bridge. Upon arrival, deputies could see a truck in the creek that had an impact with the bridge. After the truck was removed from the creek, there was a search conducted in the area for the driver, Samuel Sessions age 21 of Paragould, Arkansas.
At approximately 1:30 pm, deputies and volunteer recovered Samuel Sessions, deceased, approximately 30 yards from where the truck entered the creek.
Sheriff Sims would like to thank Lake Erling Fire Department, Walker Creek Fire Department, Arkansas Game & Fish, Bossier Parrish Dive Team, and Lafayette County Dive Team for all assistance during this search and rescue.