1 Killed, 5 Injured in Phillips County Traffic Accident

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LITTLE ROCK, AR – A West Helena woman has died in a traffic accident that left five others injured.

It happened Thursday afternoon around 3:40 on Hwy. 49, three miles east of Helena-West Helena.

The Arkansas State Police accident report identifies the victim as Iva J. Walker, 66, of West Helena, a passenger in a 2002 Ford Taurus.

The report states the driver of the Taurus was headed north and trying to make a left turn onto Phillips County Road 319 when her car was hit by a 2007 Dodge Magnum headed south.

Both drivers, along with three juvenile passengers in the Dodge were taken to hospitals in Helena and Memphis. There’s no further word on their conditions.

Road conditions were noted as clear and dry at the time of the accident.

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