Arkansas State Police report that Iva J. Walker, age 66, suffered fatal injuries in a two vehicle accident March 19 in a collision near Helena-West Helena in Phillips County. Five others were injured, including three minors.
According to the preliminary Arkansas State Police report, it happened about 3:40 p.m. on U.S. 49 about 3 miles east of Helena as 79-year-old Evelyn Owens attempted to turn a 2002 Ford Taurus from the northbound lanes left onto Phillips County Road 319. The report indicates that the Taurus then struck a southbound 2007 Dodge Magnum driven by 32-year-old Lashekia Wilson.
It is also reported that both drivers were injured as were three minors, riding in the Magnum. Conditions at the time were reported to be as clear and dry. The death was the 92nd in a traffic crash in Arkansas so far this year, according to preliminary figures.
Mulkey Law Firm sends condolences to the family of Iva Walker and hopes for fast and full recovery for Evelyn Owens, Lashekia Wilson and the three minors.