Two people were killed shortly before noon Wednesday in the 2100 block of Albert Pike when their car was struck by a reportedly stolen vehicle that had been involved earlier in a police pursuit, Hot Springs police said.
The pursuit had already been terminated by police prior to the collision, Cpl. Joey Williams said.
The driver of the reportedly stolen vehicle, Gystin Michael Parker, of Riverdale, Ga., has been charged with felony counts of theft by receiving and fleeing in a vehicle in connection with the incident, a news release said. He was being held on $100,000 bond Wednesday.
Albert Pike was partially closed in the 2000 block due to the collision.
The westbound lanes were completely blocked until after noon, and traffic was being diverted into the turn lane in that area.
Hot Springs police and fire department personnel were at the scene, where one vehicle was upside down on a sidewalk. Another car was in a ditch.
The police department’s crime scene investigation team was also at the scene.
It was around 1:30 p.m. when the last of the emergency vehicles cleared the scene and the vehicles had been removed by wrecker services.