ASP: One dead in I-55 crash

ASP: One dead in I-55 crash
(Source: Arkansas State Police)

MARION, AR (KAIT) - A Poinsett County woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash on I-55 in Crittenden County over the weekend, according to a preliminary fatal crash summary from the Arkansas State Police.

Kelli Kurth of Harrisburg was a passenger in a 2017 Lexus that was going north on I-55 around 8:15 p.m. Jan. 12. According to the summary, the Lexus swerved to avoid hitting a 2012 Freightliner going north on I-55 at the 13-mile marker, but struck the rear of the Freightliner.

The weather was raining and the road was wet at the time of the crash.

The crash was the 15th fatality on Arkansas roadways so far this year, according to ASP.

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