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Smackover woman killed crossing highway

By Katie Doherty

This article was originally published December 4, 2012 at 7:15 a.m. Updated December 4, 2012 at 7:17 a.m.

A Smackover woman was killed Monday evening while trying to cross Arkansas 7 on foot in Union County, authorities said.

Melinda K. Taylor, 51, was attempting to walk across the highway at Sumac Road when she was hit by a 2003 Toyota Camry heading south, according to an Arkansas State Police report.

The accident happened a little after 6 p.m., state police said.

Taylor was dead at the scene and taken to a funeral home in El Dorado.

The Camry’s driver and passenger were unhurt.

Taylor was the 505th person to die in a traffic accident in Arkansas so far this year, according to preliminary figures.

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