A Shreveport, La., woman died from injuries in a three-vehicle accident two miles south of Wabbaseka on U.S. 79 shortly before 3 p.m. Friday, State Police Cpl. Marlon Briggs said.
Sandra Scott-Oliver, 38, was pronounced dead at 4:08 p.m. by Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Eric Belcher as a result of multiple blunt force trauma, said Coroner Chad Kelley.
Briggs said Scott-Oliver was driving a southbound 2011 Toyota Camry when a northbound pickup truck collided head-on with the car.
The 2004 GMC pickup was driven by Scotty Holderfield, 58, of Rison. Holderfield and his wife, Debra Holderfield, 55, were taken by ambulance to Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff for treatment of multiple injuries, the officer said.
The driver of the third vehicle involved in the crash, Shawn Murdock, 31, of Pine Bluff, and the only passenger in the 1995 Ford Arostar van, James Johnson, 19, of Pine Bluff, escaped injury, according to Briggs.
The pickup truck crossed the center line and clipped the southbound van, then collided head-on with Scott-Oliver’s car, Briggs said. The Camry and pickup were heavily damaged in the crash.
The highway between Altheimer and Wabbaseka was closed in both directions for several hours following the crash. The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said the road was reopened before 6 p.m.
Arkansas State Police personnel said the investigation into fatal crash is continuing.