ATV Accident

An ATV accident claimed the life of a Texan man during the Labor Day holiday at the Wolf Pen Gap campground. Edwardo Mascorro, 21, of Watauga, Texas was traveling north on Polk 61 toward Highway 8 E, north of the campground, with his girlfriend when they drove off the right side of the road, down an embankment and rolled the four-wheeler during the late-night hours of Sept. 4, 2020.

Also traveling with Mascorro and Citlali DeHoyos was Luis Ruvalccha, brother of Mascorro.

Ruvalccha reported to Polk County Deputy Jeremy Miller that he was traveling the same route ahead of the couple. When he was going around the curve Ruvalccha did not notice their headlights, so he turned around. Ruvalccha saw the headlights from the embankment and assisted Mascorro onto his four-wheeler. Ruvalccha then transported Mascorro and DeHoyos to the campground awaiting an ambulance.

Miller located the four-wheeler approximately .3 of a mile north of the Wolf Pen Campground driveway and approximately 1.9 miles south of the intersection of Highway 8 E. The four-wheeler was approximately 30 feet off Polk Road 61 on the east side of the roadway.

DeHoyos refused medical treatment but stated she would allow her friends to take her to Mena Regional Health System for treatment. Mascorro was transported by Southwest EMS to Hot Springs.

On Sept. 5, notification was received from the Pulaski County Coroner advising Mascorro died from injuries sustained from the accident in route to the hospital in Little Rock.

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