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Arrest in Highway Worker Hit and Run Death

A North Little Rock woman was arrested by the Arkansas State Police late today in connection with the hit and run death last week of an Arkansas Department of Transportation employee assigned to an Interstate 30 work zone. 

Winfred Petty, 69, of Hensley was setting-up construction warning signs in the westbound lanes of I-30 near Scott Hamilton Drive when he was struck by a passing vehicle. 

Crystal Johnson, 37, of North Little Rock is incarcerated in the Pulaski County Detention Center.  She is charged with leaving the scene of an accident Involving death, a Class B felony and filing a false police report with a law enforcement agency, a Class D felony. 

The Arkansas State Police investigation into the death, led by the Criminal Investigation Division, is continuing.

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