State Police investigating hit-and-run in Batesville

State Police

The Arkansas State Police is investigating a fatal hit-and-run that occurred at around 8:15 p.m. Monday night in Batesville.

Police say that 64-year-old Rita J. Brooks of Batesville was hit while moving a trash receptacle from the edge of the highway near her home on U.S.-167. Her body was found near the east shoulder of the northbound traffic lane. Investigators are determining from information collected at the scene the make and model of the vehicle that struck Ms. Brooks.

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Anyone who may have seen Ms. Brooks on the highway on Monday night or who may know anything about a vehicle or driver involved in the crash is asked to contact Arkansas State Police, Troop B, by calling 870-523-2702.