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1 killed, 1 injured in traffic accident

A Jacksonville woman was killed and a man was injured in an accident Saturday on Arkansas 107.

Kimberly M. Whitmire, 35, of Jacksonville was driving a Chevrolet S-10 north on Arkansas 107, according to a preliminary State Police report on the incident, when her vehicle crossed the center line and struck Andrew H. Jepko, 45, of Jacksonville, who was southbound in a Chevrolet Silverado.

Whitmire was not wearing a seat belt. Jepko was, according to the report. He was taken to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for treatment.

The weather was clear and the roadways dry at the time of the incident, which marked the 540th fatal accident on Arkansas highways this year.

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