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Driver killed after SUV hits tree

By Gavin Lesnick

This article was published February 14, 2013 at 6:24 a.m.

— A Heber Springs man was killed early Thursday after the sport utility vehicle he was driving veered off a Cleburne County highway and hit a tree.

Arkansas State Police say 54-year-old Melton Wiedeman was driving a 2001 Chevy Blazer north on Arkansas 25 shortly before 1 a.m. when the vehicle ran off the road in a curve in Tumbling Shoals.

According to a preliminary report, the Blazer then struck a tree. Wiedeman died from unspecified injuries.

Wiedeman was the 50th person to die in a traffic accident on Arkansas roads so far this year, according to preliminary figures.

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bbos42 says... February 14, 2013 at 7:26 a.m.

What about Seat Belts??????

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HarleyOwner says... February 14, 2013 at 10:11 a.m.

According to the official "Arkansas State Police Crash Report" website, he wasn't wearing his seatbelt.

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Oldearkie says... February 14, 2013 at 10:43 a.m.

Freedom of choice should remain inviolate.

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