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Driver killed after car runs off road, strikes tree

By Gavin Lesnick

This article was published October 26, 2012 at 1:31 p.m.

— A Scott man was killed Friday when his car ran off U.S. 70 and struck a tree.

Arkansas State Police said Xavier Hobbs, 18, was driving a 2001 Ford Taurus west on U.S. 70 near Olen Lane in Pulaski County when he lost control in a curve shortly before 10 a.m.

According to a preliminary report, the car veered off the highway and then hit a tree. Police say the road was wet from rains that moved through the region Friday morning.

Hobbs died from unspecified injuries. He is the 441st person to die in a traffic accident in Arkansas so far this year, according to preliminary figures.

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jackrabbits1 says... October 26, 2012 at 3:40 p.m.

So sad. This young man was a wonderful young man and will be truely missed by many in the Lonoke community. Prayers for his family.

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kestew501061007 says... October 26, 2012 at 3:42 p.m.

Praying for the Hobbs and Donahue Family. Xavier will be missed. Love you all!

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