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FAYETTEVILLE, AR – Authorities said a Fayetteville man was killed in a pedestrian accident on Friday evening.

According to KNWA, 34-year-old Louis Garland was walking in the southbound lane of I-49 near Wedington when the incident occurred shortly before 7 p.m.

The Arkansas Department of Public Safety said Garland was hit by the front of a southbound Ford Taurus, then was struck again by an Acura MDX, sustaining fatal injuries. Neither of the two drivers was hurt in the accident.

RANDOLPH COUNTY, AR – One man was killed and another injured when their vehicle was involved in a crash in Randolph County early Sunday morning, reports KAIT8.

According to Arkansas State Police, 54-year-old Robert C. Collier was driving a Chevrolet north on Shelby Road at about 3:20 a.m. when the vehicle ran off the left side of the road and crashed into a tree.

Collier, a Maynard resident, was pronounced dead at the scene.  A passenger in the vehicle, 43-year-old Jonathan E. Davis of Fairdealing, Missouri, was transported to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center but no details were released on his condition.

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR – Arkansas State Police said a pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in North Little Rock Saturday night.

According to The Daily Citizen, 28-year-old Jermaine Edwards of Searcy was in the middle of a lane of Interstate 40 east near the North Hills Boulevard exit when the incident occurred just after 5:45 p.m. Edwards was hit by an unknown vehicle that left the scene, state police said.

He was also struck in the roadway by a Mazda 3 and a Lexus, but troopers said it was the first vehicle that caused the fatal injuries.

HOT SPRINGS, AR – Police say a man was killed in a pedestrian accident in Hot Springs on Thursday evening, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports.

The incident occurred on U.S. 70-B at about 5:47 p.m. According to police, 60-year-old Claude W. Clauson III was attempting to cross the highway westbound when he was struck by an eastbound Chevrolet pickup truck.

Clauson, a Hot Springs resident, was pronounced dead after being rushed to CHI St. Vincent Hospital. Police said conditions were cloudy and dry at the time of the crash.

ASHDOWN, AR – A driver is facing charges for his involvement in a deadly crash in Little River County in September, according to TRK Today.

Authorities said 64-year-old Melba Rose was driving a Honda CRV on Highway 71 Sept. 2 when the accident occurred at about 9:15 p.m.  Rose had just pulled onto the highway from a McDonald’s when her vehicle was hit by a Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by 55-year-old James Franklin Nowlin of Texarkana, Arkansas. The pickup then struck a car that was parked in a nearby parking lot.  Rose, from Ashdown, was pronounced dead at the scene while Nowlin was injured.

Investigators said Nowlin’s blood alcohol content was above the legal limit, and he has now been charged with negligent homicide and driving while intoxicated.  The crash was blamed on Nowlin’s “inattentive driving”, according to a probable cause document.

FORT SMITH, AR – A car accident in Sebastian County Sunday killed a 17-year-old driver, according to a report by KNWA/KFTA.

The Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of the crash on Tennessee Ridge Road in Fort Smith after it was reported at about 2 a.m.

Investigators determined that the driver had failed to turn for a curve and the vehicle ran off the road, where it crashed into a tree.  The victim, a resident of Greenwood, was pronounced dead after being transported to a hospital in Fort Smith.  He was in his senior year of high school.

YELL COUNTY, AR – Arkansas State Police said a passenger in a car died Monday in a crash on Arkansas 10 in Yell County.

According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the incident occurred near the intersection with South Baskin Creek Road at about 8:15 a.m.

State troopers said a 36-year-old man was driving an Isuzu westbound when he ran off the road to the right while trying to negotiate a curve and hit an embankment. The vehicle went across a driveway, hit a fence, then collided with a support line and a tree, causing it to catch fire.

VAN BUREN COUNTY, AR – An accident on a highway in Van Buren County Friday killed an elderly driver, reports KTLO.

The incident took place on Arkansas Highway 9 north of Shirley at about 1 p.m.  Arkansas State Police said the driver of an 18-wheeler was negotiating a curve, and when he applied his brakes the truck’s trailer slid across the center line of the roadway.  A van driven by 80-year-old Darla Furrer was headed in the opposite direction and collided with the front axle of the trailer.

Furrer, a Mountain View resident, was taken to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock where she was pronounced dead.  The driver of the 18-wheeler, whose name was not released, was not injured.  State troopers said the road was wet at the time of the crash.

SEDGWICK, AR – Authorities are investigating a crash last week that killed a fire chief in Lawrence County, according to KAIT8.

The victim was 61-year-old Wesley E. Adams of Walnut Ridge, the Sedgwick Fire Department Chief. Authorities said he was directing traffic at the scene of a previous crash on U.S. Highway 63 on Dec. 6 when he was struck by a Toyota Corolla at 6:18 p.m.   The Corolla then hit a Ford CL 9000 truck.

Adams was pronounced dead the following day after being rushed to St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. A 78-year-old woman who was in the Ford was injured in the collision.

MARSHALL, AR – A teenage driver was killed when a pickup truck crashed in Searcy County Tuesday evening, reports KTLO.

The accident occurred on State Highway 333 near County Road 37 in Marshall, and was reported at about 9:20 pm.  According to Arkansas State Police, a 16-year-old boy was driving a Dodge Dakota pickup when the vehicle went off the road and collided with a tree along the highway.

The teenager, a student at an area high school, sustained fatal injuries in the wreck.  State police reported the conditions were clear and dry at the time of the crash.

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