On Wednesday at approximately 10:33 am., Pine Bluff Police Sergeant, William Roulhac, was traveling north on I-530, enroute to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory, when he noticed a silver Toyota Sienna that displayed an Arkansas License Plate Number of ALR 45S, swerving from left to right then from right to left, nearly striking numerous vehicles. Sgt. Roulhac notified the dispatcher so that they could dispatch a state trooper to his location. Sgt. Roulhac pulled up to the Toyota Sienna and noticed it was occupied by an elderly white female.
In fear that the elderly female was possibly having medical issues, Sgt. Roulhac activated his blue lights and siren to prevent other traffic from being sideswiped near the Grant County line. Sgt. Roulhac stated the Toyota Sienna was driving appropriately 40 to 45 miles per hour when it veered towards the Wrightsville exit. Unable to navigate the curve, Sgt. Roulhac stated the Toyota Sienna struck a tree which ultimately caused the death of the 71-year-old driver, Martha Saucier.
According to a preliminary report from the Arkansas State Police, Saucier was taken to UAMS in Little Rock where she was pronounced dead.
Around 11:06 A.M., dispatch received a call from Tracie Watkins (part-time employee with dispatch and daughter to Martha Saucier), trying to report her mother missing. Dispatch advised her that her mother had been located near the Wrightsville exit.