January 24, 2024
A 19-year-old Forrest City woman was arrested on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, after leading Arkansas State Police (ASP) on a high-speed pursuit during morning rush hour on Interstate 40 East in West Memphis. At approximately 7:42 a.m., the suspect’s vehicle was traveling at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour, passing on the shoulder, and threatening public safety.
As the vehicle approached the I-40 and I-55 split, the driver changed direction and headed southbound on I-55. The suspect stopped the vehicle to avoid a Trooper’s tactical vehicle intervention, reversed direction, and headed northbound in the southbound lanes of I-55.
While traveling in the wrong direction on I-55, the driver collided head-on with a commercial 18-wheeler, disabling both vehicles. The suspect abandoned her vehicle and fled on foot before a Trooper apprehended her a short distance from the scene.
Emergency personnel evaluated the truck driver and the suspect. Both declined medical treatment and reported no injuries.
Kyla Morrow, 19, of Forrest City was transported to the Crittenden County Detention Center on charges of Fleeing, Aggravated Assault, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Reckless Driving.
I-55 traffic was briefly diverted onto I-40.