Homer woman killed after crashing into tractor-trailer

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 11:29am

A Homer woman is dead after a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of LA Highway 9 and US Highway 79.

The wreck happened shortly before 6 p.m. on Monday.

The preliminary investigation reveals a SUV driven by 67-year-old Gloria Bennett, of Homer, was traveling north on LA Highway 9, when Bennett failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection US Highway 79. Bennett then hit a northbound tractor-trailer driven by 52-year-old Paul Summers of El Dorado, AR.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured in the crash, but Bennett was flown to an area hospital, where she died as a result of her injuries.

Toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.

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