In Memory of Lacey and Alexia Welch

A collision on U.S. 79 between a car and a Mack truck took the lives of a woman and her daughter from Bearden. The woman’s young son was also hurt.

The wreck happened about 9:31 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of U.S. 79 and Arkansas 205 on the Bearden bypass in Calhoun County.

According to a preliminary Arkansas State Police report, Lacey Welch, 27, 698 Ouachita 84, was driving a 2007 Toyota southbound on U.S. 79 when she ran into the rear of the truck’s trailer. She was killed with her daughter, Alexia F. Welch, age 9. Injured and taken to Ouachita Regional Medical Center was Trent Welch, age 10.

Car rear-ends truck at Bearden, claiming lives of mother and daughter

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