A 22-year-old Pine Bluff man was killed Thursday night when the car he was riding in went off the highway and struck a tree.
It happened shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Interstate 530 about 6 miles north of Pine Bluff.
According to a preliminary Arkansas State Police report, a Ford Crown Victoria driven by Traci C. Dorn was heading north on the highway when it veered off the shoulder, entered a ditch and struck a tree. Police say the wreck happened in rainy conditions.
A passenger, identified as Pine Bluff resident Anthony C. Nelson Jr., died from his injuries. Dorn, a Pine Bluff resident whose age was not included in the report, was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff with unspecified injuries.
The death marks at least the 93rd fatality in a traffic crash in Arkansas so far this year, according to preliminary figures.