Morning fatality

A Forrest City woman was killed in a head-on collision this morning on Hwy. 70, just west of Madison. According to officials with Arkansas State Police Troop D, Susan Kersey, 25, of Forrest City, who worked as an Emergency Medical Technician, was traveling west in a Nissan Altima when the vehicle crossed the center line into the path of a tractor trailer driven by Zachary Billingsley, 27, of Forrest City. Kersey died at the scene, and Billingsley was airlifted to Regional One Medical Center in Memphis. Billingsley was in fair condition this morning. Troopers were still investigating the accident as of press time. In the photo above, EMTs Terry Cox, left, and Hesh Allen react to the accident as emergency personnel continue working at the scene. Photo by Kendall Owens.

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