Woman dies after pickup strikes tree in Mississippi Co.

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Awoman dies from an accident in Region 8 Friday morning after losing control ofher car.

According to ArkansasState Police, 83 year old Earlene French, of Coldwater, Mississippi, died when theChevy Pickup she was driving veered off the road and struck a tree, burstinginto flames.

Police say they werecalled out to mile marker 35 on Interstate 55 in Mississippi County, around 11:30 a.m.

Z P Wallace was the78-year-old passenger riding with Earlene.

Wallace was taken to theMed in Memphis to be treated.

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