Kamala Dawn Crone, age 55 of Horseshoe Bend entered a negotiated plea of negligent homicide with a vehicle while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated second offense, driving while license was suspended for DWI, refusal to submit to a chemical test, driving left of center, and no seatbelt.
Authorities say Crone was driving a vehicle that collided with another vehicle head-on wreck in June of 2022 that killed 45-year-old Robert Trent Zeigler of Salem in the crash.
Crone was sentenced to 15 years in the Arkansas Department Of Corrections with 60 months suspended imposition of sentence.
Original Article June 2022:
A woman has been charged in Fulton County with negligent homicide and other charges following a deadly wreck.
Fulton County Sheriff’s Department filed a report on June 20th, the report alleges Kamala Dawn Crone, age 54 was involved in a head on crash June 17th.
Authorities say at approximately 4:15 p.m. an officer traveling north on Hwy 9 when he observed a head on traffic accident.
As the officer exited his vehicle, he observed a female identified as Crone attempting to start her vehicle and attempting to put it in gear.
Officers stated that Crone had a strong odor of intoxicants, bloodshot eyes, her speech was slurred and she had trouble standing.
Crone was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated after she refused to take a field sobriety and chemical test.
Crone was driving on a suspended license for a DWI in 2019.
Investigators say Crone had crossed the center line and struck other vehicle head on.
As a result, the passenger in the other vehicle was killed in the accident.
Crone was charged with negligent homicide, driving while intoxicated second offense, operation of a motor vehicle during suspension or revocation, refusal to submit to chemical test, driving left of center and no seatbelt.