Teen killed, 4 injured in south Arkansas wreck

SMACKOVER, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say one teen was killed and four others injured after a single-vehicle wreck early Christmas Eve in Union County.

Arkansas State Police say the wreck happened near U.S. 167 in Union County at about 1 a.m. Monday. A preliminary report says a 16-year-old girl was driving a Ford Explorer and veered off the road.

A passenger in the SUV, 18-year-old Gage Shoffner of Smackover, was pronounced dead at the scene.

State police say the teen driver and three others - a 15-year-old, a 13-year-old and a 17-year-old - were injured and taken to a hospital in El Dorado.

The police report does not say why the SUV left the roadway.

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