Name released in fatal Highway 18 accident

NEEDHAM, AR (KAIT) – One woman was killed in a two car accident Tuesday morning on Highway 18 near Needham.

According to Arkansas State Police, Rachel Forbis Robertson, 34, was driving south on County Road 945, and failed to stop for an oncoming 18-wheeler.

Police say Robertson and the semi collided, sending the car over 300 feet off the side of Highway 18, where it collided with a culvert and ripped the car in half.

Robertson was killed in the accident.

Region 8 News will continue to track this story and will have the latest as it becomes available.

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