Woman, Children Hospitalized after Washington County I-540 Accident

Posted on: 7:58 am, April 8, 2013, by , updated on: 10:49am, April 8, 2013

iPix: Rich Hightower

iPix: Rich Hightower

Kerri Fitzgerald, 37, of Fort Smith was hospitalized Sunday afternoon along with two young girls after a rollover accident on Interstate 540, according to Arkansas State Police.

The accident occurred at mile marker 58 at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

According to a report from Arkansas State Police, Fitzgerald was traveling southbound on Interstate 540 in a 2000 Jeep Wrangler when she drove off the roadway and into the median.  ASP report Fitzgerald came back onto the roadway sideways and rolled over several times before coming to rest in a ditch.

Two girls, 12 and 15, were inside the car at the time of the crash.  Arkansas State Police say the 12-year-old girl was ejected from the vehicle.  According to the accident report, Fitzgerald and the two young girls were transported to Washington Regional Hospital after the crash.  Its unclear how severe their injuries were.