LITTLE ROCK, AR – Little Rock Police are investigating a fatality accident on S. University near I-30. At least two people are dead.
Police say the accident was caused by a red Lincoln and a silver Oldsmobile Cutlass racing southbound on University around 4pm Tuesday. The two cars clipped each other and the Lincoln lost control and wrapped around a pole. Police say the driver, 33-year-old Kenyata Lake, died on impact; the passenger, 22-year-old Jasmine Smith, was critically injured and died about one hour after the accident.
The Cutlass, which was driven by 19-year-old Lamar Day, crossed over the median and into oncoming traffic. Police say it sideswiped an Avalanche, which in turn sideswiped a school bus. There were no kids on the school bus at the time. The Cutlass then ran head-on into another vehicle, which Oneshia McKinney was a passenger. She sat in the backseat as her classmate and their driver's education teacher talked to them about safe driving. He spotted the drag race and told them that's the typ of driving they should avoid.
"To see the same thing he just told us not to do it, we know now that's not what to do because we have experienced this with other people," said McKinney.