LOWELL -- A Springdale woman faces a negligent homicide charge after admitting she was driving the vehicle that crashed and killed her daughter, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Sabrina Danae Crowe, 31; her husband Nathaniel Aaron Clark, 29; and her three daughters, ages 4, 6 and 9, were headed from Beaver Lake to Avoca on Cow Face Road on Sunday when the driver lost control of the car and struck several trees, according to the affidavit.
The couple initially said Clark was driving the Nissan Titan, and he faced the negligent homicide charge.
The couple was drinking on Beaver Lake before leaving for Avoca, according to the affidavit.
Crowe's 9-year-old daughter died. The 4-year-old was air-lifted to Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock where she underwent emergency surgery and placed in a medically induced coma, according to court documents.
Crowe and the 6-year-old were taken to Mercy Medical Center in Rogers with minor injuries for further evaluation, according to the affidavit.
The 6-year-old told police Crowe was driving. Bruises caused by the seatbelt indicate Crowe was the driver and Clark was the passenger, according to documents.
The charges were amended.
Crowe faces charges of negligent homicide, three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, driving while license is canceled, suspended or revoked and obstructing governmental operations.
Clark faces charges of three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor and hindering apprehension or prosecution.
Crowe was being held Tuesday in the Benton County Jail with a bond of $75,000. Clark was released on $35,000 bond.
They both have hearings set for July 23 in Benton County Circuit Court.
NW News on 06/20/2018
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