Walnut Ridge man killed, 2 injured in crash

Walnut Ridge man killed, 2 injured in crash
Scene of crash on Hilltop in Jonesboro (Source: KAIT)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Walnut Ridge man died in a crash at Hilltop in Jonesboro on Thursday.

According to a preliminary crash report by Arkansas State Police, Patsy Cate, 80, of Walnut Ridge, was driving a Lincoln MKZ east on Johnson Avenue at the Hilltop Area.

Cate ran a red light around 9:30 a.m. and crashed into a Nissan Sentra at the Pleasant Grove Road intersection, next to Dairy Queen.

The crash killed her passenger, Carl J. Cate, 85, of Walnut Ridge.

The report listed her and the driver of the Nissan Sentra as injured.

They were taken to NEA Baptist Hospital.

Arkansas State Police didn't say how old the other driver was or elaborated on the injuries, but they did call them a minor.

The report says the weather was clear and the road dry at the time of the crash.

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