HOT SPRINGS, AR. (THECOUNT) — Audrea Denise Booker has been identified as the victim in a Hot Springs, Arkansas crash involving three vehicles Wednesday night.
Booker, 29, was killed in a three-vehicle collision Tuesday night on Highway 70 east just west of its intersection with Highway 128, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary fatal crash summary.
Police say, Booker was operating a Ford Focus when she was killed in a Highway 70 wreck which occurred shortly after 6:45 p.m. The drivers of both other vehicles and a passenger, Tommy E. Avance, 35, of Hot Springs, in Booker’s vehicle were injured and transported to area hospitals.
According to the report, Mihai Flueras, 40, of Hot Springs, driving a 2004 Dodge Ram truck, was westbound on Highway 70 when he crossed the center turn lane and traveled into the eastbound traffic lane. The left front of Flueras’ truck struck the left side of an eastbound 2010 Nissan Rogue, driven by a minor, which caused the truck to rotate counterclockwise toward the south side of the road, reports HOTSR.
The report notes conditions were cloudy and wet at the time of the wreck.
Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember the beloved woman:
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Geo quick facts: Hot Springs is a city in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas. It’s known for naturally heated springs, many of them in Hot Springs National Park to the north. Bathhouse Row has 8 bathhouses from the 19th and 20th centuries. These include Buckstaff Baths, with thermal baths. The elaborate, stained-glass-and-marble Fordyce Bathhouse has a lobby fountain and houses the park’s visitors center and museum – wikipedia.