The TEXarkana Police Department is investigating a fatal car crash that occurred at approximately 1:40 p.m. Saturday in the 1100 block of South Lake Drive.
Janet Bedford, 70, of TEXarkana was pronounced dead at the scene. Dewayne Fetner, 29, of TEXarkana, was arrested for intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault.
Traffic investigators determined that Fetner was travelling southbound on Lake Drive at a high rate of speed when he crossed the centerline and into the path of a northbound GMC Acadia, driven by Kaleb Harp, 42, of TEXarkana.
Harp attempted to swerve away from the path of Fetner’s Subaru Tribeca but was struck on the driver’s side passenger compartment. Bedford was a backseat passenger in Harp’s vehicle. Other passengers Harp’s vehicle included his wife and two juveniles.