Jim Fridell, 81, of Camden, AR, Tragically Dies in Car Accident on U.S. 79 North

Jim Fridell Camden, AR Death: Jim Fridell, an 81-year-old resident of Camden, Arkansas, died in a car crash on Monday, June 10, 2024. He was the father of Russ Fridell. Russ is married to Lindsay, who owns Fridell’s Appliances and More.

Details of the Accident

What Happened to Jim Fridell?

On June 10, 2024, at around 6:10 p.m., Jim Fridell died in a two-car crash on U.S. 79, north of Camden. The Arkansas State Police’s initial report states that Jim was driving a 2021 Ford F-150 north. Suddenly, his truck crossed into the southbound lane and hit the front left of a 2012 Honda Accord. The Accord was driven by Anity Anthony, 51, also from Camden.

Incident Report

Crash Details

The impact made Anthony’s car stop on the southbound roadside. Meanwhile, Fridell’s truck halted in the inside southbound lane of U.S. 79. The crash happened just north of the U.S. 278 intersection. Both Anity Anthony and Fridell’s 81-year-old passenger, Mary, got hurt. They were taken to the Ouachita County Medical Center and UAMS for treatment.

Community Response

Fridell’s Appliances and More

Fridell’s Appliances and More, a local business owned by Lindsay, Jim’s daughter-in-law, made a statement. It said, “Jim Fridell, Russ’ grandfather, passed away on Monday. His service is today. The store is open, but we’ll be away. This leaves only Brandon. So, it will close from 12-1 for his lunch break. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your prayers.”

Funeral Service

Honoring Jim Fridell

Jim Fridell’s funeral service is scheduled for June 13, 2024. Family and friends are invited to offer their prayers and support during this difficult time.


A Community Mourns

Jim Fridell’s passing is a big loss for the Camden community. People will remember his life and work. Also, the community deeply appreciates the support for his family. The accident investigation is ongoing. It happened in clear weather with dry roads. Cpl. John Parker of the Arkansas State Police is leading the investigation.

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