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Fatal Pedestrian Traffic Crash On Amity Road – GARLAND COUNTY


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Arkansas State Police Corporal Avant investigated a fatal, single vehicle, pedestrian crash yesterday on Amity Road near Lawler Place.

Evidence at the scene suggested that Tammie Odom, 51, of Hot Springs was walking in the eastbound lane when struck by an eastbound 2002 Cadillac Escalade.  The Cadillac stopped immediately.  Ms. Odom was killed as a result of the crash.  Moderate damage to the Cadillac was observed on the front passenger side and hood.

Garland County Sheriff’s Patrol Units arrived quickly and assisted as needed.

Lake Hamilton Fire & Rescue Troops arrived quickly.  They took charge of traffic control and otherwise assisted as needed.

LifeNet dispatched at least 1 Ambulance Crew to the scene to assist.

Garland County Coroner Stuart Smedley conducted the Coroner’s Investigation and pronounced Ms. Odom dead at the scene.

Any possible criminal charges for the driver of the Cadillac that may come as a result of this crash were not mentioned in the ASP Preliminary Fatal Crash Report.

Traffic was rerouted for at least an hour.