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Gassville woman succumbs to crash injuries


A pair of Gassville, Ark., residents were injured in a June 11 crash, one of them later succumbing to her injuries while in medical care, reported the Arkansas State Police. Gassville is about 10 miles southeast of Mtn. Home.

Tpr. Philip N. Gonten, Troop of the state police, Harrison, reported that Katherine Montroy, 62, was the driver of a 2022 Chevrolet heading north on Highway 5. According to the report, at about 3:18 p.m., the Chevrolet crossed the center line and into the southbound lane, ran off the left side of the road and struck a warning sign and a tree near Baxter County Road 793, about 11 miles north of Gassville, and 6 miles south of the Missouri state line.

Katherine Montroy and her passenger John Montroy, 79, were both taken to Baxter Health in Mtn. Home for medical treatment; it was there that Katherine Montroy died, the report shows.

Arkansas State Police do not give details about the time and date of death in their public fatality reports, however, this report had not yet been posted on Friday when the Quill last checked the agency’s public records.

The death is the 245th traffic fatality this year in the state of Arkansas, compared to 235 in the same time frame in 2022.