What Happened to Arkansas Pastor Chad Fryar?

A pastor from ARKANSAS mourns the loss of his two daughters.

On May 25, 2023, Chad Fryar and three of his family members were involved in a fatal car accident involving a train.

Chad Fryar and his wife Rachel have three children together


Chad Fryar and his wife Rachel have three children togetherPhoto credit: Facebook

What Happened to Arkansas Pastor Chad Fryar?

On Thursday May 25, 2023, Chad Fryar was traveling east on Richwoods Road along with his son Bo Henry and two daughters Marlee Jo and Dana Kate.

Just before 2 p.m. as they were crossing the railroad tracks near Arkadelphia, their 2017 Chevrolet Silverado was struck by an oncoming train.

According to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette: “The truck got stuck at the front of the train and was thrown about 2,400 feet further down the tracks before the locomotive came to a stop.”

The 37-year-old pastor was reportedly behind the wheel at the time of the incident while his wife Rachel was at home.

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Were there any survivors?

After the collision, father and son had to be flown to the hospital and were in critical condition.

Since then, however, the family has taken care of it Christian contribution with an update saying: “Chad is in good spirits and quite normal. Doctors are still debating the length of his stay, but they are keeping him in intensive care so they can monitor him.

Bo Henry’s operation also reportedly went well.

Unfortunately, both of the pastor’s daughters did not survive the accident.

What did people say about the accident?

Crossroads Cowboy Church, where the pastor works, sent their condolences on Facebook, writing: “We are devastated [the] tragic events and the loss of Marlee Jo and Dana Kate.

“Chad and Bo Henry are stable at local hospitals. Please continue to pray for her healing. Please pray for Rachel as she navigates this loss and takes care of her son and husband.”

Chad Fryar and his son survived the collision on May 25, 2023


Chad Fryar and his son survived the collision on May 25, 2023Photo credit: Facebook

Crossroads Cowboy Church senior pastor Ron Riddle narrated KARK.com: “I cried a lot of tears yesterday.

“Chad and Rachel have become like our own children. Their children called us Nana and Po.”

He added, “Just trust that God has bigger plans, things we can’t see yet.” But I’ll have a lot of questions when I get there. Lots of questions for him.

“Until then, I trust he has that. He’s in control.”


PaulLeBlanc is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. PaulLeBlanc joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: paulleblanc@dailynationtoday.com.

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