Woman killed in multi-vehicle crash

Woman killed in multi-vehicle crash
(Source: KAIT)

A five-vehicle crash on I-40 near West Memphis claimed the life of a Mississippi woman Thursday.

According to a post on the Arkansas State Police website, Carla Jean Baker of Hickory Flat, Miss. was a passenger in a 2003 Dodge Ram pickup truck going west on I-40 when the crash happened around 11:20 a.m. March 1.

The preliminary fatality report noted a 2015 Kenworth truck was going west on I-40, approaching the 269-mile marker when the Dodge Ram, a 2004 Nissan Frontier, a 2014 Freightliner and a 2016 Volvo had been going west but were stopped for traffic congestion.

The Kenworth struck the back of the Dodge Ram, causing a chain reaction, according to ASP.

The weather was cloudy and the roads were dry at the time of the accident.

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