WIDENER, Ark. — Arkansas state troopers say a woman who was riding in a stolen SUV being chased by police was found dead after the vehicle crashed into a church in eastern Arkansas.
State police spokeswoman Liz Chapman said the driver of the Ford Bronco left Interstate 40 near Widener then drove north through St. Francis County until leaving a roadway and hitting the Riverside Baptist Church. No injuries were reported from inside the church.
Pastor Marland Brown told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper the SUV created a hole about 15 feet wide.
The woman’s body will be sent to the state Crime Laboratory for an autopsy.
The truck had been reported stolen in Texas. Chapman said the man driving the SUV was treated for injuries and will likely face multiple charges.