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UPDATE: Details released in fatal I-30 accident

June 19, 2014

JOSH BRIGGS/The Saline Courier Gayle Moore, 39, was killed when her 1997 Dodge Neon, pictured, was hit in the rear end twice Friday on Interstate 30. The Arkansas State Police said Thursday that Moore's vehicle was in park during the time of the accident. Four others were injured and taken to area hospitals.

According to Trooper Jeffrey Plouch with the Arkansas State Police, the stalled 1997 Dodge Neon involved in Friday's fatal three-vehilce accident had been put in park in the eastbound center lane of Interstate 30 near the Alcoa Road Exit.

"The only possible reason we could find was that the front left tire had some separation but wasn't blown," Plouch said.

Gayle Moore, 39, of Little Rock was driving the vehicle when it was struck in the rear end by two different vehicles.
Moore was pronounced dead at the scene by the Saline County Coroner's Office.

Plouch said that as of now the investigation is over.

Betty Moore, 69, Gayle's mother, was a passenger in the front seat and was airlifted to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Plouch said that there is no other information to report unless Betty Moore should regain consciousness. She was unconscious when she was taken to the hospital.

Back-seat passenger Sheena Seals was taken to Arkansas Children's Hospital via helicopter, but, according to Plouch, does not remember anything about the accident.

Seals is still listed in serious condition at ACH, according to hospital representatives.


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