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A 59-year-old Arkansas man was killed when his motorcycle struck an embankment Sunday afternoon, state police said.

The wreck happened shortly before 5 p.m. on U.S. 270 near Acorn in Polk County.

According to a preliminary report, John W. Jameson of Parks was headed east on the highway on a 2017 Harley-Davidson when he lost control of the motorcycle while in a curve. The bike traveled off the south side of the road and struck a dirt-and-rock embankment, the report states.

Jameson suffered fatal injuries. A passenger on the motorcycle, 50-year-old Rhonda C. Jameson of Parks, was listed as injured.

State police said the road was dry and the weather was clear at the time of the crash.

At least 362 people have died in wrecks on state roads this year, according to preliminary data.

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Archived Comments

  • LR1955
    October 1, 2018 at 2:21 p.m.

    Seems most motorcycle wrecks happen in a curve. Riders, please learn to make turns on your bike and slow down.

  • HarleyOwner
    October 1, 2018 at 5:12 p.m.

    LR1955, you are probably right. He took a curve entirely too fast for that heavy motorcycle and with a passenger. Really sad.

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