Pedestrian dies after accident

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Carroll County News

A 38-year-old woman died after being struck by a vehicle on Highway 62 in Green Forest on Saturday, Sept. 21.

In a press release issued Tuesday, Green Forest police chief John Bailey says 38-year-old Kristen Keithley and her 16-year-old son had walked to Hatmanís One Stop to buy some food and were returning home when they attempted to cross Highway 62. Keithley was struck by a 2015 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Matthew Matusiak of Mountain Home, the press release says.Keithley was transported to Mercy Hospital, where she later died of her injuries, according to the press release.

The release notes that the accident occurred in an area that has no highway illumination and the highway has a newly installed asphalt overlay that makes visibility difficult. The speed limit in the area of the accident is 55 mph.

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