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UPDATE: Sophia Porter Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident in Benton County, Arkansas

BENTON COUNTY, AR — One woman has died following a crash that happened in Benton County, Arkansas on Friday, June 20th, 2014, according to the news article released by the Arkansas State Police blotter.

Arkansas State Police have said that Sophia Porter was killed when the vehicle she was driving was struck by a tractor-trailer while turning on Highway 59 around 4:30 Friday morning.

Scene of the Accident



Sophia Porter died in the accident. The police statement does not state if she died instantly in the collision, or if she was possibly transported by EMS to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

Arkansas State Police are helping with the accident.


I am working with very, very little information in this particular case, but the fact that the victim was turning when the accident happened could tell us a few things. Either the victim made an error, which is always possible, or the truck could have been speeding before the crash. What tells me this? We have all been turning across traffic at some point or another, and when we complete the turn, we see we have narrowly been missed by a vehicle that we thought was very far away. The reason for this? It is exceedingly difficult to estimate the speed of a vehicle when it is driving toward you. If the trucker was speeding, and the victim tried to turn, they may have thought there was ample time and space to complete the turn.

–Grossman Law Offices

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