Arkansas State Police

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Eula Smith, 65, of Melbourne, and Juanita Black, 25, of Mount Pleasant, were both injured in a two-vehicle accident about 2.4 miles south of the intersection of State Highways 9 and 69 in Melbourne, which occurred Feb. 4 at 12:38 p.m.

Smith, who was driving a 1999 Nissian Sentra, was traveling south on Highway 69.

Black, who was driving a 1997 Chevy Tahoe, was also traveling south on the same highway directly behind Smith.

Smith began a U-turn while Black was following too close and struck Smith's vehicle in the left rear with the left front of her vehicle.

Both were sent to the White River Medical Center to be treated for their injuries.

Smith is charged with making an illegal U-turn and Black is charged with tailgating and not having a vehicle license.

The investigating trooper was Brandon J. Cook.