McLeod Mourns death of Teacher and two family members killed in Arkansas crash

McLeod death Teacher Arkansas crash
32-year-old Jessica Baig, a McLeod ISD Elementary teacher who was killed in an accident Saturday in Arkansas

MCLEOD, TX — A car crash in Sevier County, claimed the life of a McLeod ISD teacher, her husband, daughter and injured two others, Arkansas State Police and McLeod ISD said.

According to the Arkansas State Police, 25-year-old Justin Williams from Taylor, Tx., was driving a Dodge Ram truck north on Arkansas 41 in De Queen Saturday around 4:20 p.m. when he crossed the center-line, striking the front of a Buick Enclave SUV.

Police said the Buick overturned several times, came to a stop upright, and left three occupants dead. McLeod ISD confirmed that the occupants killed in the Buick that overturned were 32-year-old Jessica Baig, a McLeod ISD Elementary teacher, Ms. Baig’s husband, Mirza Baig and their young daughter. A second daughter also traveling in Ms. Baig’s vehicle was injured and sent to Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

McLeod Teach was driving when her vehicle was struck

Police said that Jessica Baig is from Horatio, Ark., and she was driving. Her husband Mirza and the children who were passengers are also from Horatio. The 3 members of the Baig family killed in the accident were  pronounced dead at the scene by coroner Jeff Marshall at 5:05 p.m., according to the crash report.

McLeod death Teacher Arkansas crash

Williams was taken to Arkansas Children’s Hospital to treat his injuries.

“McLeod ISD will make local ministers and counselors available to anyone in their school community,” Cathy May, Superintendent of McLeod ISD said. “These ministers and counselors have been assigned to the elementary and middle schools but will remain in place for as long as needed and will offer their support to any of the district’s students and staff members.”

“Please continue to lift Jessica Baig’s family and her surviving daughter in your thoughts and prayers,” May said.