Pulaski County, AR — February 10, 2017, Diana Cain was killed as the result of an accident where her vehicle crashed off the highway.
The Arkansas State Police have reported that the incident occurred south of Bigelow along Arkansas Highway 10. It’s unclear exactly what time the crash occurred.
According to the report, 66-year-old Cain was driving westbound on AR-10. For reasons that have not been specified, her vehicle failed to stay in its lane and it veered off the right side of the roadway.
In the roadside area, the vehicle careened into an embankment, where it crashed into a ditch and came to a halt.
As a result of the crash, Cain suffered fatal injuries. It’s unclear if she died at the scene or later on.
Authorities have not released any additional details at this time.
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The main takeaway here is that we simply don’t have enough information regarding the crash to make any conclusions. Making assumptions and generalizations does nothing but further harm those affected by an accident. The best thing to do when reading about an accident like this one is to reserve judgements until a more thorough investigation is done.
–Grossman Law Offices