Angel Hatten : “Fatal Head-on Collision on U.S. 270 Claims Lives of Woman and 12-Year-Old Boy”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Tragedy struck on Tuesday evening as a devastating head-on collision claimed the lives of a woman and a 12-year-old boy on U.S. 270, just west of Ashley Road in White Hall. The incident also left two others injured, adding to the heart-wrenching toll of the accident. According to a fatality report by the Arkansas State Police, the accident occurred when a 2017 Ford, traveling eastbound, collided head-on with a 2008 Chevrolet that was heading westbound, after the Chevrolet veered across the centerline at approximately 5:38 p.m.

The driver of the Chevrolet, Angel Hatten, a 46-year-old resident of Sheridan, tragically lost her life in the collision. Jefferson County Coroner Chad Kelley pronounced her dead at 6:37 p.m. Alongside Hatten, a 12-year-old passenger, whose identity was not disclosed in the report, succumbed to their injuries and was pronounced dead at 6:39 p.m. The loss of these innocent lives has sent shockwaves through the community, leaving friends, family, and neighbors grieving.

Meanwhile, Stephanie Hinkle, a 31-year-old resident of Sheridan, was identified as the driver of the Ford, with a 10-year-old girl accompanying her as a passenger. Both Hinkle and the young girl sustained injuries in the collision and were promptly transported to UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock. The severity of their injuries remains unknown, and concerned individuals eagerly await updates on their conditions.

At the time of the accident, weather conditions were clear, and the road was dry. This tragic incident serves as a reminder of the unpredictable and devastating consequences that can arise from a momentary lapse in attention or a simple error in judgment.

Regrettably, this accident marks the 539th and 540th fatalities on Arkansas’ roadways this year. Such a staggering statistic underscores the urgent need for increased road safety measures, causing officials and communities alike to reevaluate existing transportation protocols and practices. As investigations into the cause of this collision unfold, authorities must work diligently to identify any contributing factors, aiming to prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.

As the affected families mourn their loved ones and the injured victims fight for their recovery, the community stands united in grief, offering support and solace during this difficult time.

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