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Fatal accident on highway 226 in Craighead County

CASH (KAIT)  - a Jonesboro woman was killed Friday afternoon near Cash. The victim has been identified as 62 year old Barbara Joe Deutschman of Jonesboro.

State police were called to the scene around 4:14.  The accident occurred near mile marker 11.18 at the first set of twin bridges going to Cash from Jonesboro.

According to State Trooper Cpl. Don Browning, Deutschmans car ,a 95 Mitsubishi Gallant was traveling westbound on 226, apparently her car crossed the eastbound lane and hit a bridge guard rail.

The car then flipped over and landed upside down on the West side of the ditch trapping the driver inside.

Jonesboro firefighters along with Valley View and Cash were called to extricate Deutschman from the vehicle.

Coroners Curt Beeson and Don Mcentire pronounced her dead at the scene and the body was removed by Emerson.

No cause for the accident has yet been determined.

 

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