1 person killed, four injured in Polk County car crash

1 person killed, four injured in a crash on Hwy. 71 on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of MGN))

An Arkansas woman was killed and four other residents were injured in a car crash in Polk County on Tuesday afternoon.

A State Police preliminary crash report states Jesus Meza, 31, was driving a Chevrolet on Hwy. 71 just after 5 p.m. when he went around a curve and swerved left of the center line, drove off the road, hit a fence and then a tree.

Maria Guadalupe Zarate, 69, a passenger of the vehicle, was killed in the crash.

Meza, Victor Zarate, 29, Jhanell Marlette Wilson, 37, and a minor were also passengers in the vehicle and were taken to Mena Regional Health System for their injuries.

Police said conditions were rain and wet when the crash happened.

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