A head-on collision on Highway 49 in Greene County on Monday afternoon resulted in the death of a Rector woman.
According to information from the Arkansas State Police, the Paragould Police Department and the Paragould Fire Department, Janet Renee Gunn, 57, of Rector, died when a southbound 2003 Dodge Ram driven by a minor reportedly crossed the centerline of the highway south of Purcell Road to strike her northbound 2011 Chevrolet Impala head-on. The collision occurred at 4:03 p.m.
According to the accident report from the Paragould Police Department, Gunn was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the report, the 17-year-old driver of the Dodge Ram was transported to Arkansas Methodist Medical Center with undisclosed injuries, while a 13-year-old passenger of the Ram was uninjured.
The weather was cloudy, but environmental conditions were otherwise not a factor. The driver of the Ram received drug and alcohol tests, for which results are pending as of press time.
According to Paragould Fire Chief Kevin Lang, the Dodge caught fire as a result of the collision.