A 60-year-old Woodlawn man has been charged with negligent homicide in connection with the January 2022 crash in which his wife died.
Stephen Clark was driving a late model Jeep north on U.S. 63 near his home on January 2, at 9:45 a.m. when he lost control of the the vehicle. The Jeep left the roadway, struck a fence and a tree, according to a news release from state police.
Clark’s wife, Mary Clark, 60, was a passenger in the vehicle. She died at the crash scene. Stephen Clark sustained injuries in the crash and was transported by ambulance to a Pine Bluff hospital, according to the news release.
State police said the state trooper who investigated the crash determined that Clark was traveling too fast for conditions and was believed to be intoxicated. A prosecuting attorney subsequently requested additional investigative work to be completed by the state police criminal investigation division.
Clark surrendered to state police at the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office where he was processed and later taken before a circuit judge who set bond at $15,000.