A fatal auto accident has claimed the lives of four young women on Saturday night. The accident happened in rural White County, Arkansas leaving a small community devastated. According to the White County Sheriff’s Department, 20-year-old Alexandria Simpkins was operating a car with three female passengers when the vehicle crashed at approximately 10:20 p.m. The vehicle was traveling southbound on Gravel Hill Road when it veered off the roadway near Highway 31. Simpkins overcorrected the vehicle causing it to spin, strike a guardrail and collide with a tree. All four occupants were killed in the accident, including Simpkins and 19-year-old Codi Rice. Two other passengers were also killed in the crash but were not identified due to being underage.
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