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Crash kills Hope woman

By Dale Gathright, Jr., 06/9/24 3:03 PM

HOPE – A crash early Sunday morning killed a Hope woman. According to the preliminary report from the Arkansas State Police, Nakhia Javon Booker, 21, of Hope, was a passenger in a 2013 Chrysler traveling west bound on Interstate 30 in rural Hempstead County near the 23-mile marker. State Police said the vehicle exited the roadway to the right and collided with a tree. Booker was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, Xavier D. Stewart, 30, of Texarkana, TX, was injured and transported to Christus St. Michael’s in Texarkana. The crash happened at 3:55 am Sunday morning. State Trooper Akari Alexander was the investigating officer.