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story.lead_photo.caption Authorities clear an accident in the eastbound lanes of I-40 near North Hills Boulevard in North Little Rock on Wednesday.

A central Arkansas woman was killed and her child passenger injured after her vehicle veered off Interstate 40 and struck a tree during the Wednesday morning rush hour in North Little Rock, authorities said.

The Arkansas State Police said the wreck happened just before 8:15 a.m. in an eastbound lane of I-40 near North Hills Boulevard.

Officials identified the driver as 37-year-old Stephany Robertson of Conway.

A minor listed as a passenger in Robertson’s Ford Mustang was taken to a local children's hospital for his injuries. The report didn’t list his medical condition Wednesday afternoon.

Crews cleared the crash around 9:30 a.m. and reopened a lane that had been blocked, according to the Arkansas Department of Transportation.

Police noted dry and clear conditions at the time of the wreck.

Preliminary figures show at least 67 people have died on Arkansas roads so far this year, including six in March.

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  • barttaylor55aolcom
    March 6, 2019 at 12:43 p.m.

    It is like a drag strip in that area. Never see state police pulling speeders over!

  • 98sb715
    March 6, 2019 at 6:28 p.m.

    Going the opposite direction there it is even worse. People diving all over the place across lanes going 80.

  • HarleyOwner
    March 6, 2019 at 10:06 p.m.

    That stretch of I-40 is like driving in NASCAR

  • Duggie
    March 24, 2019 at 7:27 p.m.

    I think the unofficial speed limit there is 90 MPH but that is only if you have a cell phone either in your ear or you are texting on one

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