Police & Fire

Kingsland woman dies in Hwy 167 collision

A two-car collision claimed the life of a South Arkansas woman Friday evening in rural Grant County.

Janet Gaddy, 61, of Kingsland, was killed Jan. 20 on U.S. Highway 167. According to a fatal crash summary filed by Arkansas State Police, Gaddy was traveling southbound in a Chevy Equinox when the driver of a northbound Toyota Corolla crossed the center line and collided head-on with Gaddy’s vehicle.

Gaddy was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Grant County coroner. Her body was transported to Sheridan Funeral Home. 

The driver of the second vehicle, 76-year-old Geraldine Boyd, of Hot Springs, was transported to UAMS hospital in Little Rock with unlisted injuries.

Road and weather conditions were clear and dry at the time of the accident at 7:50 p.m., according to Cpl. Christopher Harper who investigated the accident.

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  1. “crossed the center line and collided head-on”
    We should all pay BIG ATTENTION to the cause of this accident and remember it every time we get behind the wheel of a vehicle! DEfensive driving has never been more urgent than it is today. Obviously YOU can’t drive defensively when you are on the phone YOURSELF!!! DRIVE TO LIVE!