Deadly crash along the Ouachita River kills one person

Arkansas News

UNION COUNTY, Ark. (04/15/20) — A Crossett woman died late Tuesday afternoon in a single vehicle accident along U.S. Highway 82 at the Union and Ashley County line.

According to a preliminary report by the Arkansas State Police, Joanna Ward, 30, was traveling west in a 2014 Toyota Carolla when her vehicle left the roadway across the eastbound lane.

She then traveled through the grassy roadside and overturned as the vehicle entered the water which was fully submerged.

Ward’s body is being held at the Union County morgue. The road conditions were clear and dry at the time of the accident.


UNION COUNTY, Ark. (04/14/20) — Arkansas State Police is investigating a deadly crash. Officials say one person was pulled from a car that was found near a wooded area along the Ouachita River.

The body and vehicle were recovered around 6 p.m. The driver was the only person inside the car.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the call to help recover the victim. Kelley’s Automotive & Wrecker Service in El Dorado were called to tow the car away from the scene.

No information about the deceased occupant or the crash have been released at this time.

This is a developing story.

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