Three people have died on state roads since Thursday, according to preliminary reports by Arkansas State Police.
A 56-year-old Little Rock man was killed Thursday after he was thrown from his motorcycle on a Pulaski County road, state police said.
According to a preliminary crash report, the wreck happened shortly before 10:40 p.m. as Russell Adams was riding on his 2018 Harley-Davidson north on North Chicot Road.
He was reportedly unable to make a 90-degree turn, and the motorcycle traveled off the road, ejecting him. Adams suffered fatal injuries.
State police said the roads were dry and weather conditions were clear at the time.
A 36-year-old Colorado man was killed after he walked onto an Arkansas road early Saturday and was struck by a vehicle, state police say.
The crash happened about 1 a.m. near the intersection of Red Wolf Boulevard and Stallings Lane in Jonesboro, which is south of the Arkansas State University campus, according to a preliminary report.
Authorities said Charles Harley of Colorado Springs walked onto Red Wolf Boulevard, also known as U.S. 49, and was hit by a 2012 Dodge headed north. The driver was not identified.
Harley “later succumbed to his injuries,” the report states. State police reported it was raining at the time of the crash.
A 35-year-old Jacksonville man died and two people were injured after a head-on crash Sunday night, authorities said.
It happened shortly after 8:30 p.m. on U.S. 79 in Ulm in Prairie County, according to a state police report.
Terek T. Tyler was driving a 2008 Pontiac G5 north on the highway when the car crossed the centerline and collided with a southbound 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe, the report states. The Pontiac reportedly then hit a southbound 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche head-on.
Tyler suffered fatal injuries. The driver of the Avalanche, 28-year-old Jose Salazar of Stuttgart, and a minor who was a passenger in his vehicle were listed as being hurt, though the report didn’t describe the extent of their injuries.
The report didn’t indicate what may have caused the Pontiac to cross the line.
Metro on 04/17/2018