Kanakuk Kamps Car Accident: 3 K2 Summer Staff Teams Hurt, 1 Dead After Multi-Car Accident in Arkansas
Kanakuk Kamps Car Accident: In a collision Wednesday near Green Forest, Arkansas, three people perished.
Two persons from Cotter and a group of teenagers working this summer at Kanakuk Camps were involved in the collision.
Abigail Cox, a 20-year-old Indiana resident and Kanakuk Camp counselor, has been named as one of the fatalities.
It’s business as usual on the bustling highway two days after a fatal collision, but for Samantha Bick, the past several days have been anything but typical.
“Those images won’t leave me for a long time,” said Bick.
According to a crash report from the Arkansas Department of Public Safety, an SUV crossed the center line near County Road 902 Wednesday morning and hit a truck full of young adults head-on.
“We came upon the accident right after it happened, head-on collision. And that part of 62 is 60 miles an hour, so you can imagine how devastating that is,” said Bick.
Bick and others sprung into action.
“Pulling people out of cars, doing CPR, kneeling on gravel in 90-degree heat in the sun. Relentlessly doing CPR on this poor girl.”
“These people that stopped didn’t know who these kids were. None of them were from around here. But they all stopped to help.”
But the hard work could not save 20-year-old Abigail Cox.
“I was like, this cannot be happening and it was just out of the blue,” said Kanakuk camper Kelsie Hightower.
Kelsie Hightower just got home from a two-week stay at Kanakuk camp. It’s where Cox served as a camp counselor.
“She was really just an amazing person, even just the two weeks I’ve known her. You can just see how amazing a person she was and she just put so so much joy into camp and just helping other people,” said Hightower.
Kanakuk says the other young adults in the car were also staffers — they are currently in the hospital.