fatal accident


A Rison woman died Saturday as the result of injuries she sustained in a July 13 vehicle accident in Cleveland County.

Sally Ann Essey, 63, was traveling east on Arkansas 114 at 1 p.m. on July 13 when she lost control of her vehicle in a curve. The vehicle crossed the centerline before leaving the south side of the roadway, struck a tree, and overturned, according to an Arkansas State Police report.

Essey was transported to UAMS Medical Center where she later died.

The weather was cloudy and the roadway was wet at the time of the accident, according to the report.

At least 250 people have died as a result of accidents on Arkansas roads this year, according to preliminary figures.