fatal accident


A Monticello woman was killed Tuesday afternoon in Chicot County when the vehicle she was driving hit a parked dump truck.

Melissa A. Forrest, 35, was traveling north on U.S. 65 near Lake Village when the front of her northbound Toyota hit the rear of an Arkansas Department of Transportation dump truck parked on the shoulder of the highway, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary accident report.

Forrest died at the scene of the accident.

The accident occurred at 1 p.m. on February 20. Travel conditions were clear and the roadway was dry at the time of the accident, according to the accident report.

At least 39 people have died on Arkansas roads this year, according to preliminary figures.