Jonesboro woman arrested in connection with fatal hit-and-run

Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 10:57 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 22, 2022 at 9:27 PM CDT
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WYNNE, Ark. (KAIT) - A 28-year-old Jonesboro woman is behind bars after police said she struck another person with their vehicle, resulting in their death.

Amber Deere was arrested by Wynne and Jonesboro officers on Thursday, Sept. 22, in connection with the hit and run.

According to a news release, at 9:15 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, a black Ford Explorer struck a pedestrian, later identified as 39-year-old Marie Collins, on Mulberry Avenue in Wynne.

Collins was airlifted to Regional One Medical Center in Memphis, where she later died.

Through various tips, officers were able to locate Deere and arrested her, officers said.

Deere is facing a charge of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in the death of another person. The WPD said this is a Class “B” felony.