Southwest Patrol officers responded to a vehicle vs. motorcycle collision at 9400 Stagecoach Road on Monday, January 16, 2023. When they arrived, the discovered the driver and passenger of the motorcycle were lying on the ground unresponsive.
The passenger from the motorcycle, Haven Hughes, age 22, of Little Rock, was pronounced dead at the scene by MEMS. Hughes previously lived in Bryant, Arkansas and graduated from Harmony Grove High School in Haskell. She graduated from Henderson State University and was pursuing a career as a reporter at KARK News 4 and KLRT Fox 16.
Mark Hudson, age 34, of Little Rock was the driver of the motorcycle. He was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. The driver of the second vehicle, Chandria Stigall, age 46, of Little Rock, was later transported to the 12th Street Substation where she provided a urine sample for toxicology testing in accordance with State Law.
Accident Reconstruction Officers were called and responded to process the scene and take photographs, collect evidence, and take measurements. Witnesses were located and interviewed. At this point in the investigation, no charges have been filed pending a comprehensive review. This investigation is ongoing and next of kin was notified.