Brian Chilson file photo
Two Hot Springs men were killed about 1:40 a.m. in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 70 about six miles east of Hot Springs, State Police said.
They were Ezekiel Blanton,
37, and Christopher Carney
, 35, son of Hot Springs Mayor Ruth Carney
. Blanton was driving and Carney was a passenger. The car was westbound, toward Hot Springs.
We wrote about Carney in 2011
. The cover story by Leslie Peacock told of Carney's treatment in a Christian drug rehabilitation program and his return to work as a probation officer in Hot Springs municipal court. He'd been a singer in the rock band Prom Kings. Later in 2011, he married Tiffany Thornton
, an actress known for roles on the Disney Channel who became a morning radio show host in Hot Springs.
A report on Arkansas911news
from the crash site said the scene indicated the driver lost control of the car in a curve.
CRASH SCENE: On Highway 70.