SAREPTA — Two people who died in two separate crashes at Muddy Bottoms ATV and Recreation Park over the weekend have been identified.
Chief Deputy Bobby Igo, of the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office, says they both appear to be accidental and do not appear to involve foul play.
The first one, he says, happening around 2:40 a.m. Sunday, involved a 24-year-old airman stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base. He has been identified as Senior Airman Dustin Reinhart.
The second one, involving a 30-year-old female from Arkansas, happened around midnight Monday morning. She has been identified as Sonya Turner of DeQueen, Arkansas.
Muddy Bottoms general manager Ray Delia issued the following statement regarding the tragic passing of these two individuals:
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of these individuals. Muddy Bottoms ATV and Recreation Park has fully cooperated with both Air Force personnel and local law enforcement as they worked through the investigation of these accidents. Our hearts go out to all affected by these incidents.”
“It is with a heavy heart that we confirm the loss this weekend of one of our teammates, Senior Airman Dustin Reinhart. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.”
Igo says he does not know if they were single crashes or involved more than one ATV. He says they won’t fully know what happened until more information becomes available.
“We won’t know anything 100 percent until the autopsies and toxicology are returned,” he said, adding he’s not even sure at this point the two were sent off for autopsy.
“There’s probably no criminal activity involved, and if there’s not any, we’re probably not going to do a big investigation,” Igo said. “It just appeared to be two accidents on private property.”
Igo says Barksdale is conducting an independent investigation into the death of the airman.
More details into the two incidents are still sketchy at this point, he says, until the reports by the responding deputies are complete.