Lafayette County

One person was killed in a wreck Sunday 3 miles south of Stamps on Arkansas 53.

A young Springhill, LA woman died about 9:30 a.m. Sunday in a single-vehicle wreck in Lafayette County.

According to a preliminary Arkansas State Police report, Jennifer Renae Hicks, 19, was driving a 2007 model Nissan Sentra north on Arkansas 53, about three miles south of Stamps.

The vehicle crossed the center line, traveled along the embankment on the west side of the roadway, and struck a tree.

Hicks died at the scene. According to her Facebook page, she was a graduate of North Webster High School in Springhill.

The weather was clear and the road was dry.

Trooper 1st Class David Fielding investigated the accident for the Arkansas State Police.

It was the third traffic fatality in Lafayette County during 2020. There was one death in 2019, none in 2018 or 2017, two in 2016 and one in 2015.

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