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Mountain View woman, removing turtle on road, killed after being hit by vehicle

A Mountain View woman was killed Wednesday afternoon after being hit by another vehicle as she exited her SUV to remove a turtle from the road.

Stone County Deputy Sheriff Dammon McGilton told White River Now that Yvonne Marie Duncan, 65, was struck by a westbound Nissan as she got out of her vehicle to remove the turtle from the road.

First responders, Mountain View Police officers, and members of the Stone County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene along with members of the Mountain View and Timbo Fire Departments. With some local citizens, McGilton said they worked to provide CPR until an ambulance arrived to take Duncan to the Stone County Medical Center, where she was later pronounced deceased.

According to the Arkansas State Police preliminary fatality report, the incident happened west of the West 66 Valero station and convenience store on State Highway 66 in Mountain View in the 12 p.m. hour.

The state police report noted the weather was partly cloudy at the time of the accident. Duncan is the 333rd victim of a deadly accident on Arkansas highways this year.

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