|Updated: 5/24/2012 11:22 am
||Published: 5/23/2012 8:52 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR – One person is dead and three other hospitalized, including a 4-year-old, after a car crossed into oncoming traffic on Cantrell.
Police were originally responding to a reckless driver in a black car heading westbound on Cantrell. Officers found a multi-car crash on the 19000 block of Cantrell that included the suspect vehicle.
Police say preliminary evidence suggests that a black Chrysler 300 with Nevada plates was headed westbound on Cantrell. The Chrysler crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a gold Buick driving eastbound. The Buick spun and hit GM Sierra, also headed eastbound. A silver Honda, traveling westbound, then hit the Buick and flipped.
According to reports, the driver of the Chrysler, Demetrius Brown of Lake Charles, LA, appeared to be unsteady on his feet and had slurred speech on the scene. Police found a 9mm beretta on Brown as he was being taken into custody, and he was charged with carrying a weapon and was transported to the Pulaski County Jail.
Police say the driver of the Honda, Maria Rosario of Adona, died in the crash, while the passenger, Cindy Romero, was taken to the hospital, where she is listed in critical condition. The driver of the Buick, Charles Crockett of Little Rock, was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries, and his passenger, 4-year-old Ryleigh Crockett taken to the hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the Sierra, Agustus Shuster of Sherwood, told police he was driving east in the inside lane on Cantrell, when he saw the accident and was struck by Crockett’s Buick.
The investigation is ongoing.