Hot Springs woman killed in collision on Hwy. 70E

A Hot Springs woman was killed in a three-vehicle collision Tuesday night on Highway 70 east just west of its intersection with Highway 128, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary fatal crash summary.

Audrea D. Booker, 29, of Hot Springs, who was driving a 2006 Ford Focus, was killed in the wreck which occurred shortly after 6:45 p.m.

The drivers of both other vehicles and a passenger, Tommy E. Avance, 35, of Hot Springs, in Booker's vehicle were injured and taken to CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs and National Park Medical Center.

According to the report, Mihai Flueras, 40, of Hot Springs, driving a 2004 Dodge Ram truck, was westbound on Highway 70 when he crossed the center turn lane and traveled into the eastbound traffic lane. The left front of Flueras' truck struck the left side of an eastbound 2010 Nissan Rogue, driven by a minor, which caused the truck to rotate counterclockwise toward the south side of the road.

Booker was eastbound and the front of her vehicle struck the right side of the truck in the outside eastbound traffic lane.

The report notes conditions were cloudy and wet at the time of the wreck.

Local on 02/06/2020

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