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Region 8 woman killed in semi-truck crash

SHARP COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – A Region 8 woman died Monday when the SUV she was riding in was hit broadside by a semi-truck.

According to Arkansas State Police, the crash happened just before 7pm at the intersection of U.S. Highway 63 and Highway 175 in Sharp County.

Investigators say 27-year-old Christopher Tucker of Ravenden Springs drove his 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche into the path of a Peterbilt truck driven by 60-year-old Olvey Ballew of Blairsville, Georgia.

The truck hit the right side of the SUV, killing 43-year-old Dorothy Tucker of Pocahontas instantly.

According to the accident report it was raining at the time of the crash.  All of those involved were wearing their seat belts.

 

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