A Crossett woman died following a car crash on Main Street in Crossett on Monday evening.
Mary Jones, 60, was pronounced dead at Ashley County Medical Center following the incident.
Reports at the Crossett Police Department say officers responded to the single-vehicle accident at approximately 3:45 p.m. Jan. 13.
The investigating officer, Jason Britton, reported that he observed a maroon SUV traveling south in the northbound inside travel lane at a high rate of speed. Britton attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the vehicle continued to travel south until it left the roadway on the east side of Main Street and struck a school crossing sign south of 9th Ave.
Britton reported that the vehicle then crossed traffic lanes and traveled approximately 782 feet, where it struck a no parking sign on the west side of Main Street and continued 27 feet to its final resting place.
The driver, Jones, was transported by ambulance to Ashley County Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. Britton said that he spoke with the coroner, who gave the opinion that Jones had died of natural causes and stated that no autopsy was needed.
Multiple witnesses saw the incident and reported stories similar to Britton’s report.
Jones was a Head Start teacher in Crossett.
Officers said that no one else was injured and no other vehicles were involved.