A wreck involving four vehicles on Highway 64 on Monday afternoon resulted in one fatality of a Conway woman and sent a 1-year-old girl and another Conway woman to Conway Regional Medical Center.
Amanda Garvin, 29, of Conway was killed in the accident and pronounced dead on the scene.
Garvin was driving a black 2005 Chevy Tahoe eastbound on Highway 64 with her 1-year-old daughter as a passenger when “for an unknown reason” she struck the driver’s side mirror of a 2000 Toyota Tundra headed westbound.
Chris Harris, public information officer for the Conway Police Department, said Garvin hit the mirror, “bounced and sideswiped a 2004 Toyota 4runner headed westbound and then slammed into the axle behind the cab of an 18-wheeler on the driver’s side.”
Harris said Garvin’s daughter, along with the driver of the 2004 Toyota 4runner, Gerri Wolfe, 49, of Conway, were transported by MEMS to Conway Regional Medical Center.
Major Kerry Pool of the CPD said a witness accompanied Garvin’s daughter to the emergency room.
Highway 64 was closed from the time of the accident at 2:52 p.m., from Salem Road to Hogan Road.
“The roads will be closed indefinitely. There’s a lot to clean up,” Harris said. “Crews will have to microblaze the roadway to get rid of the diesel fuel. And the side of the road, which has been soaked with fuel will need to be dug up.”
According to Harris, Wolfe sustained minor injuries for which she did not need to be hospitalized. Garvin’s daughter received abrasions from car seat straps, and was also released before 6:30 p.m. Monday.
The cause of the accident was still under investigation at press time.
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