Springdale Teen Dies in Crash  

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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.