5-year-old killed in Phillips County accident

HELENA-WEST HELENA (KATV) - One child is dead and three other people are injured after an accident in Phillips County Friday evening.

According to Arkansas State Police initial reports, around 7 p.m. two vehicles were heading north on Highway 242, when one attempted to turn left onto County Road 326. The second vehicle reportedly swerved into the southbound lane and they collided.

The crash sent both vehicles into a ditch and three passengers were ejected.

The driver of the second vehicle, 26-year-old Correna Woosytitty, and three children were taken to a Helena hospital for treatment.

A physician pronounced a 5-year-old child dead shortly after the victims arrived at the hospital.

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

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