Fort Smith police identified the woman driver killed in a car crash following a pursuit from Roland into Fort Smith early on Thursday. They report the woman is Jessica Schwarz, 27. No town of residence was listed.
The chase began shortly after midnight in Roland, where police reported the chase began when Schwarz’s vehicle was clocked at over 70 miles per hour in a 45 miles per hour zone.
Roland police said they did not continue the chase into Fort Smith where the driver crossed the bridge onto Garrison Avenue at a reported 120 miles per hour.
Fort Smith police reported the vehicle crashed into Immaculate Conception School’s front wall on Rogers Avenue.
Schwarz was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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