Arkansas State Police is reporting woman from Walnut Ridge was injured in an accident in West Memphis that claimed the life of a West Memphis man.

The Arkansas State Police Fatal Crash Report stated that Jennifer Staples, age 40, of Walnut Ridge was injured when a car driven by Jeremy Nelson, age 35, of West Memphis failed to yield a vehicle that was merging onto the interstate and hit the front of the vehicle.

The Arkansas State Police report said that Staples was a passenger in a 2011 Chevrolet that was struck by Nelson’s vehicle.

She was taken to Regional One Medical Center. The accident happened on October 29th near the service road at interstate 55 on-ramp in West Memphis.