Woman Dies After Crashing Into Creek; 4 Injured

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A Little Rock woman was killed Monday morning after crashing her vehicle into a creek in Johnson County, according to an Arkansas State Police crash report.

Carol Ruth Berry, 61, was traveling west on Interstate 40 in her Toyota Rav 4 when she struck the back of a Toyota Sienna in front of her. Berry crashed into the median, struck in embankment and went airborne before landing in a creek, state police said.

The vehicle became submerged in the water, and Berry died. No one else was in the vehicle, according to the crash report.

Police said four people were injured in the minivan Berry hit. Those injured included driver Anita Joyce Berry, 60, and three passengers, Jerry Berry, 66, Amber Goad, 19, and Christopher Goad, 17, according to the crash report.

Everyone injured is from Little Rock.

Conditions were wet and rainy at the time of the fatal wreck. The crash report does not state whether those involved were wearing their seat belts.


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