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Conway officer struck by car dies

By David Harten

This article was published February 1, 2013 at 5:08 p.m.

Officer William Michael McGary.

A Conway police officer died Friday after being hit by a car Thursday night.

According to a Conway Police Department news release, Officer William Michael McGary passed away shortly after 5 p.m. Friday from injuries suffered in the accident.

McGary was directing traffic about 8 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Dave Ward Drive and Exchange Street when a vehicle struck him.

McGary was airlifted from the scene and taken to a Little Rock hospital.

The driver who struck McGary, identified by police as Barry Strickland, was arrested at the scene.

Read more on this story in Saturday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

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DEMOCRATREPUBLICAN says... February 1, 2013 at 7:11 p.m.

So sorry to hear. Now that maggot that hit him MIGHT get some time. I hate our justice system sometimes.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... February 1, 2013 at 7:32 p.m.

Directing traffic at night is very dangerous.

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GWayne says... February 1, 2013 at 9:19 p.m.

To all his family and friends, May God comfort you, and I want to say Thank you for his service.

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HAWKEYE11 says... February 2, 2013 at 1:42 a.m.

PRAYERS GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY

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