February 25, 2009 Edition

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Hillcrest senior dies in accident



Linda Skaggs

A one-vehicle accident last Wednesday claimed the life of a Hillcrest High School senior, according to Cpl. Jimmy Danley of the Arkansas State Police.

Linda Marie Skaggs, 18, of Lynn was killed when the 2000 Dodge she was driving left the roadway, struck a concrete driveway embankment and caught fire.

The daughter of Marie Williams of Lynn and Robert Ljubas of Crete, Ill., she was employed at Melba Movie Theatre in Batesville and was of the Baptist belief.

Skaggs had recently moved back to Lynn from Texas. She had attended kindergarten and first grade in the school district, and according to school officials she fit in like she had never left.

According to the accident report, Skaggs' vehicle was traveling northbound on Highway 25 at Lynn at 5:29 a.m. when the accident occurred. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

A memorial service was held at the Hillcrest gymnasium on the Lynn campus on Saturday.

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