Sharp County Woman Killed in 3-Vehicle Accident on Batesville's Ramsey Mountain

BATESVILLE, AR - A 19-year-old Williford woman was killed last night in a three-vehicle accident on Batesville's Ramsey Mountain.

According to an Arkansas State Police accident report, Jennifer Benson died after her southbound vehicle on Highway 167 crossed the center line and struck a northbound SUV driven by 58-year-old Ricky Petree of Batesville.  A third northbound vehicle driven by 26-year-old Tata Boerner of Batesville was unable to stop in time to avoid a collision Benson's car.

Benson was pronounced dead at the scene, while Petree and Boerner were taken to the White River Medical Center in Batesville for injuries.  One of them, although it is not clear whom, was later airlifted to the Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis.

The accident occured at approximately 7:30 p.m.