One dead from late Sunday wreck in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, Ark. – A tragic wreck late Sunday in Jonesboro claimed the life of a local woman.

Kenya Smith, 26, of Jonesboro, passed away from the wreck, according to the incident report by Arkansas State Police and provided to us by Jonesboro police. At 11:20 PM, a 2001 Pontiac was traveling northbound on Highway 1B. At the intersection of Harrisburg Road and Lake Wood Drive, the accident occurred with a 2015 Jeep Cherokee in the southbound lane, driven by Nancy Arnold, 30, of Jonesboro.

A total of four people, including Arnold, were injured in the accident. Three other injured passengers, including a minor, were in the Pontiac.

Conditions were rainy and wet at the time of the accident, following a day of scattered severe storms across NEA.

The mother of the deceased driver was notified at 1:40 AM, police reported.

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