NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Arkansas State Police said a pedestrian died in an accident Saturday night at a highway exit ramp in North Little Rock.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the victim was identified as 47-year-old Biagio Festante of Lecanto, Florida. State troopers said the crash occurred as Festante was attempting to walk across the exit ramp from Interstate 440 east to U.S. 165 at about 5:50 p.m.
The crash report stated that the driver of a Ford Explorer SUV tried to swerve to avoid hitting Festante, but the front-right part of the vehicle ended up striking him.
Festante was pronounced dead after being transported to UAMS Medical Center.
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