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Benton Police Department responded to the Carpenter Street overpass just before 8:30 Monday evening in reference to a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle. A female victim, 54-year-old Heidi Taylor of Benton, was transported to a nearby hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries.

BNPD Criminal Investigations Division detectives and the Accident Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. Preliminary findings suggest no charges will be filed against the driver, but the investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS. Anonymous tips may also be sent via text to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the message, via the official Benton Police Department app available on iTunes and Google Play or at