An infant being carried by her mother across State Line Avenue in TexARKana died Monday night when they were struck by a vehicle.
According to a preliminary Arkansas State Police report, the driver of a 2006 model Chrysler PT Cruiser was traveling north on State Line. The driver entered the turn lane to make a left-hand turn.
Charlise Hillis, 19, of TexARKana, was carrying a baby across the street when both were struck by the vehicle. The infant died at the scene and Hillis was taken to Wadley Hospital.
The vehicle driver was not hurt and was not identified in the report. The name of the infant was not released. The child’s body was released to Texarkana Funeral Home.
The accident happened about 6:30 p.m.
Cpl. Les Munn of the TexARKana Police Department investigated the accident.
The weather was clear and the road was dry.