Sunday, Feb 05, 2023
City of Little Rock Public Relations (501) 371-6801
On Sunday morning, February 5, 2023, at 1:45 a.m., 12th Street Patrol officers with the Little Rock Police Department responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision. When they arrived, the pedestrian, 66-year-old Leonard Blue, was unresponsive. MEMS responded and transported Mr. Blue to a local hospital where he later succumbed to injuries and his body was later transported to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for autopsy. Meanwhile, the driver of the vehicle, 70-year-old Robert Maxwell Jr., gave an initial statement on scene. He would also submit a urine sample for toxicology testing in accordance with State Law.
Accident Reconstruction Officers were called and responded to process the scene and take photographs, collect evidence, and take measurements. At this point in the investigation, no charges have been filed pending a comprehensive review. This investigation is ongoing and next of kin was notified.