1 killed, 3 injured in traffic accident

A Star City woman was killed and three people were injured Saturday in a single vehicle accident in Lincoln County.

Chelsey Cranton, 22, of Star City was killed in the accident. Cranton’s passengers, Aspen Leigh Conrad, 20, of Star City, Brian Carter, 23, of Star City and an unnamed minor were injured and transported to Delta Memorial Hospital in Dumas, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary accident report.

Cranton, the driver of a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier, was traveling west on Arkansas 114, west of Gould, when the vehicle left the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned. Cranton was ejected from the vehicle, according to the State Police report.

The accident occurred on Saturday, April 1 at 4:36 p.m. Travel conditions at the time of the wreck were described as clear and the roadway was dry, according to State Police.

Canton’s death was the 114th reported so far this year on an Arkansas roadway.

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