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A 41-year-old woman died while fleeing from law enforcement on Monday after she was thrown from her vehicle in a crash, authorities said.

The crash occurred just before 8 p.m. as Tywanna Angel Gordon of Pine Bluff was being pursued by deputies from the Jefferson County sheriff's office, according to a preliminary report from Arkansas State Police.

Gordon’s vehicle, described in the report as a 2018 Chevrolet, was traveling west on 6th Avenue near Fig Street in Pine Bluff when it left the road, struck several poles, then flipped over and ejected her, police wrote.

Troopers described conditions as clear and dry at the time of the wreck.

The report did not indicate why Gordon was being pursued by deputies. A call to the Jefferson County sheriff’s office was not immediately returned Wednesday morning.

At least 155 people have died so far on Arkansas roads this year, according to preliminary figures.


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  • SeanJohn
    May 15, 2019 at 9:22 p.m.

    Oh, Lord. I guess her family will protest the police pursuit.

  • titleist10
    May 16, 2019 at 5:49 a.m.

    Another black who would not comply and stay alive-family will want the officer fired

  • MsShanLPN2B
    May 16, 2019 at 1:50 p.m.

    You commenters need to get a life! Have some compassion. Get a job and quit looking for negative things to say about articles. I feel sorry for your miserable selves. Just angry for no reason.

  • punk47
    May 16, 2019 at 3:28 p.m.

    Must have not been brought up right obey the police they can be your friend

  • MaxCady
    May 16, 2019 at 4:19 p.m.

    Don't run from the PO-leese.