According to the Arkansas State Police report, Kailey was driving a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am south on State Highway 9 when she failed to negotiate a curve and ran off the west side of the highway. She then overcorrected, causing her vehicle to slide sideways into the north bound lane where Robert S. Mix, 56, of Oxford, who was driving a GMC 1993 van, struck Kailey's passenger side. Both of the vehicles traveled off the highway and came to rest in a yard.
Mix was transported to the Fulton County Hospital where he was later transferred to the Baxter Regional Medical Center.
Kailey was sent to the Fulton County Hospital and then Angel Flighted to the Arkansas Children's Hospital where she later died.
According to the investigating trooper, Cpl. Ronnie D. Stewart, Kailey was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash. "It was just one of those things," Stewart said.
ICC Superintendent Fred Walker said Kailey was a close friend to him and his son. "She was real smart and outgoing," Walker said. He also said she was involved in many school activities.
"She was just one of those kids who had a bubbly personality," Walker said. "(Her death) is not just affecting one or two grades. She knew all the kids."
A visitation was held at Eddie's Funeral Home in Melbourne Dec. 13 and the funeral was held in the ICC gymnasium Dec. 14.