Correction: Driver in crash arrested on prior DWI warrant

An arrest following a fatal crash on Monday was for prior warrants and not on suspicion of driving while intoxicated at the time of the accident, as previously reported.

Bill Saddler of the Arkansas State Police said toxicology reports from Monday’s accident are still to be completed before law enforcement will know whether alcohol was involved in the wreck.

Deborah Montgomery-Bland, 54, of Conway, was arrested on misdemeanor warrants for DWI-2, following too closely and refusal to submit to a test, and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.

The accident occurred at 2:30 p.m. Monday. Mattie Reynolds, 25, was killed when Montgomery-Bland crossed into her lane and struck the front of her vehicle.

The Arkansas State Police report said Reynolds was eastbound on Highway 64 near Liberty Road when she was struck head-on by Montgomery-Bland, who was driving west on Highway 64. Weather conditions were clear, and the road was dry at the time of the accident, according to the report.


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