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17-year-old dies after crashing car into home

17-year-old dies after crashing car into home

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - A 17-year-old female died early Thursday morning after crashing her vehicle into a home located near Northshore Drive Wednesday night. 

The Benton Police Department responded to an accident around 11:14 p.m. Wednesday, July 29. According to reports, the girl driving the car was traveling west on Northshore Drive, when the vehicle veered off the roadway and crashed into the rear end of a home on Jasmine Drive. 

The girl was quickly transported via med flight to a hospital in Little Rock. At around 3 a.m., police received word that the girl had succumbed to her injuries and passed away.

This incident is still under investigation. Stay with THV11 for more updates. 

 

Month long railroad safety initiative in central Arkansas

Month long railroad safety initiative in central Arkansas

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - Members of Central Arkansas Operation Impact Traffic Enforcement Group will conduct a month long traffic initiative focusing on railroad crossing safety and pedestrians trespassing on railroad property in August. 

According to national non-profit organization Operation Lifesaver, a vehicle or person is hit by a train every three hours in the U.S. Arkansas was ranked number 15 in a list of states that have the highest percentage of rail grade collisions in the United States. These same statistics show that 73 percent of all highway-rail crossing fatalities for 2014 occurred in just 15 states, again with Arkansas in the list ranked at 14. 

For the month of August, officials will be enforcing the rules regarding railroad safety. Lt. Curtis Wood with Central Arkansas Operation Impact Traffic Enforcement stated that anyone who tries to risk their life trying to beat an approaching train they will be cited.

Improvements to I-30 require lane closure in Saline Co.

Improvements to I-30 require lane closure in Saline Co.

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - According to the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD), there will be lane closures in Saline County while improvements are being made to Interstate 30. 

Travelers can expect closures on the westbound outside lane between mile markers 108 and 109 on Tuesday, Jan. 20 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

You can find more travel information at IDriveArkansas.com or ArkansasHighways.com. You can also follow us on twitter with the handle @AHTD.

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Lane closures in Hot Spring Co.

Lane closures in Hot Spring Co.

MALVERN, Ark. (KTHV) - According to the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD), there will be a routine bridge maintenance leading to lane closures on Interstate 30.

Crews will be removing and repairing damaged concrete under the two Highway 270 bridges spanning Interstate 30 near Malvern. Officials expect the lane closures to be only on Jan. 8 and Jan. 9 between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Additional travel information can be found at IDriveArkansas.com or ArkansasHighways.com.

Bridge inspections will require lane closures on Interstate 30 in Hot Spring County

Bridge inspections will require lane closures on Interstate 30 in Hot Spring County

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Routine bridge inspections will require lane closures on Interstate 30 in Hot Spring County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will be inspecting two adjacent bridges about 5 miles west of Malvern. The work will require closing the eastbound and westbound outside lanes between mile markers 92 and 94.

The eastbound outside lane closure will be Tuesday, October 14th, between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon, weather permitting. The westbound outside lane will follow the same day.  It will be closed between 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs.

These bridges were constructed in 1967.  They are 207 ft. long and 42 ft. wide.

Improvements to Highway 46 will require lane closures in Grant County

Improvements to Highway 46 will require lane closures in Grant County

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Improvements to Highway 46 will require lane closures in Grant County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will be resurfacing sections of Highway 46. The work will occur between Leola and the intersection of Highway 46 and Highway 190. The work will reduce traffic to one lane within the work zone.

The lane closures will be Monday, September 29th through Thursday, October 2nd, between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs.

Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. Additional travel information can be found at IDriveArkansas.com or ArkansasHighways.com. You can also follow us on Twitter @AHTD.

Bridge inspections will require lane closures on I-30

Bridge inspections will require lane closures on I-30

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Routine bridge inspections will require lane closures on Interstate 30 in Hot Spring County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will be inspecting the eastbound and westbound bridges (mile marker 97) over the Ouachita River, near Malvern in Hot Spring County. The work will require outside lane closures in each direction.

The eastbound outside lane closure will be Tuesday, June 24th between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. If weather conditions are poor, the work will be delayed until the next day.

The westbound outside lane closure will be Wednesday June 25th, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting.  If weather conditions are poor, the work will be delayed until the next day. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs.