A benefit account has been set up to help with the funeral costs of a 70-year-old Alma woman who was killed in a hit-and-run accident Feb. 12.
A Citizens Bank & Trust Co. benefit account for Sandra Wagner has been set up by her family, said Stacy Vaught, Wagner’s daughter.
Any donations to the account would go to help with funeral costs, Vaught said.
A vehicle and its driver are being investigated in Wagner’s death, said Officer Jeremy Caldwell of the Alma Police Department. Caldwell hesitated to call the person a suspect, and no one has been charged in the incident.
Items and paint from the vehicle being investigated are undergoing testing at the Arkansas State Crime Lab, Caldwell said.
Earlier reports stated that police had found paint chips at the scene of the incident and believed the vehicle that struck Wagner was white, with possible damage to the front.
“Once we get the results from the state crime lab, those results will be turned over to (Crawford County) Prosecutor Marc McCune’s office and he will determine whether charges need to be filed,” Caldwell said.
Police also are looking into whether the incident was negligence or an accident, McCune said.
Wagner was walking either on or along U.S. 64 near Thicksten Drive on Feb. 12 when she was struck by a vehicle and killed, Caldwell said.
Wagner lived in the area and had just left a church service when she was struck, Caldwell said. The collision happened at about 6:50 p.m. and Wagner died at the scene.
According to police, the driver failed to stop or call for help. Wagner’s body was taken to Beasley Funeral Home in Fort Smith.
Conditions at the time of the accident were clear and dry, according to an Arkansas State Police fatal crash report.