Young Georgia Woman Died in Arkansas
TONTITOWN, Ark. — A woman from Georgia in her early twenties died in a horrible crash in Tontitown, Arkansas. The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that the fatal incident happened on Thursday, October 4, 2018, around 9:40 p.m. Four other people — two adults and two children — were hurt in the crash as well. Law enforcement officers continue to probe the cause of the crash.*
Emily Astrid Adams died in the fatal three-car crash. Ms. Adams, who was 21-years-of-age at the time of the accident, reportedly drove into the center turn lane of Henri De Tonti Boulevard from the westbound lane in Tontitown. Then, the Toccoa Falls, Georgia native drove her Toyota Camry into on-coming traffic in the eastbound lane.
Two collisions happened in the eastbound lane. First, Ms. Adams collided with a Hyundai Tucson. Then, a Nissan Titan pickup truck occupied by two adults and two children slammed into Ms. Adams’ Camry. None of the occupants of the Tucson reported any injuries. Unfortunately, the occupants of the Titan, Alex Kochan, Ashley Kochan, both of whom are 26-years old, and two minor children were hurtin the crash. Arkansas State Police did not indicate the severity of their injuries. The state police did say that the four injured parties went to Mercy Hospital from treatment. The investigating state troopers said that the all of the injured persons reside in Rogers, Arkansas.
The accident left many questions for the investigating troopers from the Arkansas State Police to try to answer. The most pressing question is determining why Ms. Adams drove into the opposite lanes of traffic without warning. Any number of or combination of causes may have attributed to the fatal collision including driver inattention, texting while driving or distracted driving, being under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or prescription medication, or suffering a medical emergency. An autopsy and toxicology reports will aid the police in either excluding or including one or more possibilities. The police have not released an official cause of the crash.
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