Arkansas State Police are reporting that one man was fataly injured on Monday afternoon at 3:15 p.m. in an ATV and tractor-trailer accident. 
Mr. Jeffrey Alan Hunter, 24, of Haneysville, LA was the driver of the ATV. He was traveling northbound on U.S. 79, three miles south of Emerson, when he made a U-turn and collided with a Freightliner, who was also traveling northbound. 
Both vehicles crossed through the southbound lane and came to a stop on the west side of the highway. Mr. Hunter was ejected from the ATV and passed away at the scene. 
The truck driver was not injured. 
Accident Location: U.S. Highway 79 by South Cypress Creek bridge, near Emerson, Arkansas.

On Sunday evening around 5:30 p.m., the second fatal accident occured in Chicot County, Arkansas within 24 hours. 
Ms. Mary Williams, 76, of Lucedale, MS, a passenger in one of the vehicles involved, was fataly injured. 
A 2013 Toyota Highlander was traveling westbound on Arkansas 35 when it failed to yield to a 2015 Chevy Silverado. The Silverado was driven by Ms. Faye Stamey, who was traveling southbound on U.S. 65 when she was struck by the Toyota. 
Ms. Williams was a passenger in Ms. Stamey's vehicle. Road conditions were clear and dry at the time of the accident. 
Those who were injured were taken to McGehee Hospital and the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Accident Location: Arkansas 35 and U.S. 65 in Chicot County, Arkansas.


Mr. Anthony Joseph Aquilino, 20, of Higden, died early Sunday morning around 1:00 a.m.


The vehicle he was riding in struck a deer and lost control. Three other passengers were injured in the accident.


Police say the vehicle was traveling southbound on State Highway 225 near Heber Springs, Arkansas when it struck a deer standing in the highway.


Passengers were ejected from the backseat when the car ran off the road and rolled from over-correcting.


Accident Location: Arkansas State Highway 225 in Cleburne, County

On Saturday, June 17th, around 9:00 p.m., Mr. Mark Hopper died in a motorcycle accident. Mr. Hopper was a 51-year-old man from Monticello.


Police say Mr. Hopper was traveling west on Highway 159 when he came to the intersection of Highway 65 and failed to yield. He was struck by a car traveling north on Highway 65.


There were no other injuries in the accident.


There is an ongoing investigation.


Accident Location: Intersection of Highway 159 and Highway 65 in Chicot, County

An Arkansas motorcyclist was killed on Tuesday afternoon after hitting a tractor head-on.


Mr. Shawn Leverich, 38, was driving a Honda motorcycle around 1 p.m. on Pleasant Ridge Road, east of Rogers in Benton County on Tuesday, May 16. Mr. Leverich was driving west through a sharp curve when the motorcycle lost control and veered into the front of a tractor driving east on the same road.


Mr. Leverage did not survive his injuries. The driver of the tractor, 58-year-old Mr. Timothy Intessimone, was injured, but the Arkansas state police report did not give details of his injuries. 


Conditions were listed as clear and dry at the time of the wreck. 


Accident Location: Southwest of Arkansas 12 on Pleasant Ridge Road, east of Rogers in Benton County.


Arkansas state police are reporting that a local man was killed Saturday morning while attempting to pass a vehicle in a no-passing zone. 


The deceased driver is Brent Godwin, 56, of Mammoth Springs. Mr. Godwin was driving a 2012 Honda and tried to pass a 2016 Dodge in the no-passing zone whiled headed south on U.S. 63. The Dodge made a left turn as Mr. Godwin attempted to pass, and he drove into it. The crash occured around 10:20 a.m. Saturday in Fulton County. 


Mr. Godwin suffered fatal injuries at the scene. The driver of the Dodge was also injured, according to the preliminary report. Conditions were listed as clear and dry at the time of the accident. 


Accident Location: U.S. 63 in Fulton County 



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