Accident on I-430 fatal for pedestrian

Posted: February 7, 2018 at 2:57 a.m.

A 68-year-old woman was fatally struck on Interstate 430 after she tried to collect an item on the highway in North Little Rock, authorities said.

It happened about 6:45 p.m. Monday near the Crystal Hill Road exit, according to a preliminary Arkansas State Police report.

Shirley Ames of Russellville stepped into the traffic lanes to pick up an item from the roadway and was hit by a northbound 2010 Cadillac CTS, according to the report. Ames died at the scene.

The report did not say what item was on the highway, and a police spokesman said the information likely wouldn't be available until a fuller report is completed in a few days.

The weather at the time of the crash was clear.

Metro on 02/07/2018