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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

One-vehicle accident on State Highway 16 in Washington County deadly to Elkins woman

Officials with the Arkansas State Police say an 83-year-old Elkins woman died in an accident earlier this week on State Highway 16 in rural Washington county.

According to the ASP preliminary report posted on Thursday, Hilda Stinson of Elkins was driving a 2013 Mercedes-Benz eastbound on State Highway 16 when the vehicle traveled off the highway into the south ditch. The Mercedes then struck a tree before coming to final rest.

Stinson was taking the Washington Regional Medical center and then life-flighted to Mercy Hospital in Springfield where she later succumbed to her injuries.

Senior Corporal Desmond Benton of the Arkansas State Police noted that weather conditions were clear and the roadway was dry at the time of the accident, which occurred January 23 at 11:23 a.m.

Stinson's death marks the 40th of the year so far on Arkansas roadways.

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