Poyen woman killed in Monday accident


A Poyen woman was killed Monday in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 270 near Poyen in Grant County.

According to a preliminary report from the Arkansas State Police, Danielle M. Smith, 39, was a passenger in a car that left the roadway and struck a tree. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:47 p.m. by Grant County Coroner Michael Walton.

The driver of the car, Ricky F. Smith, 39, also of Poyen, was injured and taken to a Little Rock hospital. He was westbound on U.S. 270 at the time of the accident.

The accident was reported at 1 p.m., and according to the report from Trooper Marshall Williams, the weather was clear and the roadway dry at the time.

The death was the 471st reported so far this year on the state’s highways.