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Friends remember 20-year-old woman killed after crash in Fort Smith

Two vehicles collided and one of the drivers, 20-year-old Alexandria Hunter, was taken to a local hospital where she died from her injuries.

FORT SMITH, Ark. — One woman is dead after a vehicle accident in Fort Smith.

According to Aric Mitchell with the Fort Smith Police Department, around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 12) police were called to the scene of an accident that had just occurred at the intersection of Zero Street and South 66th Street. 

Two vehicles collided and one of the drivers, 20-year-old Alexandria Hunter, was taken to a local hospital where she died from her injuries.

The male driver of the other vehicle was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Fort Smith police are still investigating the cause of the crash, the other driver involved only received minor injuries.  

Friends and family mourn the loss of Hunter.

"She threw happiness and joy around like a small child would throw a bucket of glitter, she just brought happiness to everyone around her," said classmate Victoria Albertson.

Alexandria graduated from Southside High School in 2019. Her friends say she loved choir, photography, painting and collecting trinkets from her travels. A "knack of all trades" according to friend Carrington King.

Alexandria was also a fantastic cook and dreamed of one day owning her own bakery.

"It makes me want to live life more because she had her whole life in front of her," said Jennifer Davis, a friend of Hunter.

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Alexandria Hunter

"She was a beautiful soul and she deeply cared about her family and friends," said Hunter's best friend Jada King. "She was a very humble and loving person. You can rarely find people like her. She was one of a kind. I will always remember her warmth and the memories we shared. I know that she’ll be looking after me. She was my best friend and I’m still trying to process that this is real. It breaks my heart that she didn’t get to live the life she was wanting."

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