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SUV fatally strikes Arkansas woman in wheelchair

Searcy police say a woman riding in a motorized wheelchair on a city street was fatally struck by an SUV.

SEARCY, Ark. (AP) — Searcy police say a woman riding in a motorized wheelchair on a city street was fatally struck by an SUV.

Police say 45-year-old Rebecca Hefner of Searcy was on West Lincoln on Thursday morning when she was struck from behind by an SUV driven by 30-year-old Vaniesha Evans, also of Searcy.

The Daily Citizen reports the impact threw Hefner from her wheelchair. Hefner was pronounced dead at a hospital.

No charges were filed, though police are still investigating the accident.


 

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