Traffic Fatality

A weekend traffic accident claims the life of two area residents.

Arkansas State Police say the Toyota Avalon driven by 68-year old Sudie Carpenter, of Ward crossed the center line and collided head-on with the Toyota Corolla driven by 36-year old Rebecca Ann Martinez, of Rose Bud, killing both drivers.

A minor in Martinez’ vehicle was injured and taken to Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.

Authorities say the accident happened in Lonoke County on Highway 31 & Yielding Road just after midnight Saturday morning.

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