by: Scott McCaulley
A traffic accident early Sunday morning on Highway 62 between Berryville and Green Forest kills one person and injures two others.
The Arkansas State Police reports the accident occurred just after 2:00 am when a vehicle driven by 54-year-old Victor Gonzalez-Castro of Green Forest left the roadway striking an embankment then became submerged in water.
A passenger in the vehicle 41-year-old Sara Recopalchi-Hernand of Green Forest was killed in the accident while Gonzalez-Castro and another passenger in the vehicle, 25-year-old Kimberly Barrios-Cifuentes also of Green Forest, were taken to Mercy Hospital in Berryville for treatment of their injuries.
The weather was clear and road conditions dry at the time of the crash according to the accident report.
This is the 30th Fatality Accident worked by the Arkansas State Police so far in 2020.