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BENTON — A Texas man has been arrested and charged with aggravated driving under the influence in connection to a crash in April in Franklin County that killed a woman.

Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones said officers traveled to Rains County, Texas, to apprehend Raymond F. Reid, 29, of Emery, Texas. Reid is charged with two counts of aggravated driving under the influence. He was arrested by Franklin County police Dec. 10.

According to the information sheet filed Sept. 18 in Franklin County Court, it is alleged that Reid crashed a vehicle while under the influence of one or many intoxicating substances. According to the information sheet, the crash was the cause of Lauren Reeves’ death.

Reeves was 24 and lived in Cabot, Arkansas.

Jones said the crash occurred on Interstate 57 and the investigation was originally handled by the Illinois State Police.

According to an ISP news release sent the day of the crash, Reid was driving a semi-trailer northbound on I-57 near mile marker 67 when he crossed the median, striking head-on the Toyota Camry Reeves was driving.

Reid is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Dec. 10 at 1:30 p.m.


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Isaac Smith is a reporter covering Franklin and Williamson counties.

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