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Last Updated: Jun 8th, 2018 - 11:03:58


Woman dies following wreck on Main Street
By VERSHAL HOGAN
Jun 8, 2018, 11:03

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A May 30 wreck on Main Street claimed the life of a Crossett woman.

Edith Stroud, 81, died of injuries sustained in the incident.

Reports at the Crossett Police Department said the police responded to the scene of a wreck at the intersection of Main Street and Third Avenue late Monday morning.

When they arrived, officers found a 1998 Buick LeSabre against a light pole at the corner of Third Avenue and a 2012 Dodge Journey across two lanes of Main Street.

The Journey — which Jonita Bowles, 51, of Crossett was driving — struck the LeSabre. Reports said Bowles told officers she was traveling northbound on Main Street and attempting to make a left turn on Third Avenue at the time of the wreck.

Witness statements disagree about which street the LeSabre was traveling down, but Stroud was apparently westbound on Third Avenue at the time of the wreck. Police reports said a review of security camera footage showed that Stroud appeared to run the traffic light before the collision. The report also said the Journey appeared to be going straight rather than turning.

Crossett Police officials said Tuesday Stroud was ruled at fault, but Bowles was ticketed for driving without a license.

Both drivers were transported to Ashley County Medical Center, where Stroud died of injuries sustained in the incident later that evening.

Stroud was a long-time employee at the Garcia Medical Clinic, and a faithful volunteer at the Crossett Food Pantry.

Her obituary requested that memorials be made to the Crossett Food Pantry, which is located at 309 Pine Street, Crossett, AR  71635 and can be reached by phone at 870-364-9551.