UPDATE: Fayette Co. dispatcher killed in car accident

Local - 1/30/2014 5:09 PM
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UPDATE:

PEA RIDGE - A Fayette County dispatcher was killed Thursday morning after losing control of her vehicle in Pea Ridge due to icy conditions.

Laura Self, 26, died in an accident near her house, according to 911 Director David Neal. Dispatchers said it happened around 10:15 a.m. near Pea Ridge Road.

Sheriff's deputies said Self was heading toward the road when she lost control of the vehicle on the ice-covered roadway, rolling it over an embankment and becoming entrapped underneath it. The Oak Hill and Mount Hope Fire Department -- along with crews from JanCare, General and Priority Ambulances -- responded to the scene.  The Sheriff's Office is investigating this incident.

Neal said his staff is like a close-knit family. He said he is proud of how his co-workers handled such a difficult situation. "They took the call, were able to dispatch the incident and handle everything professionally and perfectly," said Neal. "We still hurt, no doubt about it, and it's going to be there with us for a very long time."

Self worked at the dispatch center for several months and became a part of the work family quickly, Neal explained.


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UPDATE: 1/30/14, 3:50 p.m.

PEA RIDGE - A Fayette County dispatcher was killed after losing control of her vehicle in Pea Ridge Thursday morning.

Laura Self, 26, died in an accident near her house, according to 911 Director David Neal. Dispatchers said it happened around 10:15 a.m. near Pea Ridge Road.

Sheriff's deputies said Self was heading toward the road when she lost control of the vehicle, rolling it over an embankment and becoming entrapped underneath it. The Oak Hill and Mount Hope Fire Department -- along with crews from JanCare, General and Priority Ambulances -- responded to the scene.  The Sheriff's Office is investigating this incident.

Neal said his staff is like a close-knit family. He said he is proud of how his co-workers handled such a difficult situation. "They took the call, were able to dispatch the incident and handle everything professionally and perfectly," said Neal. "We still hurt, no doubt about it, and it's going to be there with us for a very long time."

Self worked at the dispatch center for several months and became a part of the work family quickly, Neal explained.

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ORIGINAL: 1/30/14, 11:37 a.m.

PEA RIDGE - A Fayette County dispatcher was killed after she lost control of her vehicle on Pea Ridge Road Thursday morning.

Other dispatchers confirmed that the woman worked for the 911 center in Fayetteville.  They said it happened at 10:15 a.m. Sheriff's deputies said that the woman was headed towards the road when she lost control of the vehicle and it rolled over an embankment. 

The Oak Hill and Mount Hope Fire Departments along with crews from Jan-Care, General, and Priority ambulances all responded to the scene.  

The sheriff's department is handling the investigation.

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