NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – A man is facing a negligent homicide charge more than a month after his involvement in a North Little Rock vehicle accident.
According to Sgt. Brian Dedrick with North Little Rock police, officers responded to a 3-vehicle accident on May 3 at Maumelle Blvd. and Maumelle Curve Court. He said the most serious of injured on-scene was Wanda Hopkins, 75, of North Little Rock.
Hopkins reportedly died in an area hospital on May 10 of injuries she sustained in the accident.
Sgt. Dedrick said the at-fault driver was also taken to a nearby hospital for minor injuries, where a blood sample was drawn and sent for analysis. The results reportedly indicated that he registered at a .19 blood alcohol content.
After a warrant was obtained, Clarence Smith, 55, of Pine Bluff, turned himself in Tuesday. He was taken to the Pulaski County Detention Center.