Two drivers face criminal charges after a wreck that killed one Fayetteville street department employee and injured two others Wednesday morning.
Jo Lynn Jackson, 51, of Fayetteville, was arrested in connection with driving while intoxicated (drugs), reckless driving and disobeying a traffic control device after her car collided into a work zone on Joyce Boulevard at around 7:30 a.m.
After failing to change lanes, Jackson’s car ran over road cones before striking city workers Bradley Robbins, 34, of Farmington and Jackie Luper, 57, of West Fork.
A second car, driven by Ronnie Davidson, 28, of Springdale, crashed into the back of Jackson’s car. Davidson was arrested in connection with driving while intoxicated and following too close.
The two workers were taken by ambulance to Washington Regional Medical Center.
Robbins was treated and released Wednesday evening. Luper died Thursday afternoon.
A third transportation worker, Brent Horn, 30, of Springdale, suffered minor injuries while jumping out of the way.
Fayetteville police Sgt. Craig Stout said a subsequent investigation revealed that Jackson’s 12-year-old daughter was in the vehicle at the time of the collision, but had left the scene with her father during the initial investigation. As a result, Jackson was also charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a minor.