by Shannon Cay
SPRINGDALE, Ark. – A teen from Springdale dies in a head-on collision near her hometown early this (Wednesday) morning.
Troopers say 19-year-old Anna Gadison was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Interstate 49 near Springdale at around 4:20 in the morning.
According to the crash summary, 58-year-old Melvin Garner, also from Springdale, was in the outside northbound lane of the Interstate and hit Gadison’s vehicle head-on.
The investigating trooper, Corporal Chris Martin says the weather conditions were clear and the road was dry.
Gadison was pronounced dead at the scene, while Garner is listed with non-specific injuries. This is Troop L of the Arkansas State Police’s 45th fatal crash of 2017.