ALMA, Ark. — A Fort Smith woman is dead after crashing into trees on Interstate-49.
According to a fatality report from the Arkansas Department of Public Safety, 26-year-old Kansetta Howard was driving south on I-49 near Alma on Sunday, Sept. 12, around 2:30 a.m.
The report states that Howard's vehicle left the roadway across the right shoulder and struck several trees before coming to a stop in the tree line.
The weather was clear and the road was dry at the time.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
Editor's Note: Arkansas State Police initially indicated that the victim was a male.