A 25-year-old Mountain Home woman, Deniese McFall, was killed Wednesday morning when she was struck by a car while bicycling on Arkansas State Highway 5 North, according to a report written by Cpl. Jackie Stinnett of the Arkansas State Police.
A second bicyclist, 21-year-old Andrew Strevels, also of Mountain Home, was injured as a result of the crash.
According to Stinnett’s report, a juvenile was driving a 1985 Chevrolet Blazer south on Arkansas State Highway at 1:13 a.m. and while negotiating a turn, struck McFall who was in the southbound lane.
The Blazer continued and struck Strevels who was in the center turn lane.
Strevels was taken to Baxter Regional Medical Center which no longer provides information regarding patient conditions as a matter of policy. McFall’s body was taken to Roller Funeral Home.
Stinnett noted in his report that the weather was clear and the road was dry at the time of the accident. There is no indication in Stinnett’s report if the juvenile driver was cited for any traffic violations.
McFall’s death is thew 289th traffic death reported by the state police for this year.
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