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Woman killed in crash in southern Sebastian County Tuesday morning

Witnesses at the scene described one of the vehicles as being significantly damaged.

SEBASTIAN COUNTY, Ark. — Arkansas State Police investigated a crash in southern Sebastian County Tuesday, April 5, morning that stalled traffic on Highway 71 for over an hour. 

The wreck involving two vehicles, a black passenger car and a truck hauling a flatbed trailer, happened just after 9 a.m. 

Witnesses at the scene described one of the vehicles as being significantly damaged. 

Crews moved the vehicles off the highway and into a nearby gas station parking lot to relieve traffic. 

Police say one vehicle rear-ended the other while it attempted to make a turn.

A report from Arkansas State Police says Jennifer Barger, 27, was killed in the crash. The report states another person was injured in the crash and was taken to Mercy Hospital Fort Smith. That person's identity has not been released at this time. 

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