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Teen Dies in Pine Bluff Traffic Accident

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18-year-old Artisha Rainey was killed in a one vehicle collision last night at the 3600 block of Hazel Street.  Officers were dispatched to the collision at about 8:25 p.m. and discovered Ms. Rainey's 2005 Kia Spectra had been traveling south on Hazel Street when it left the roadway and collided with a tree.  Deputy Coroner Eric Belcher pronounced Ms. Rainey dead at the scene at 8:58 p.m.  Witnesses reported the vehicle approached them from the rear then passed them at a high rate of speed.  Once making the pass the car began to fishtail before leaving the roadway.  Evidence at the scene indicates the car left the roadway on the east side before striking the tree.  The Traffic Division is still investigating the collision.