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At least two people died in separate road accidents Monday.

A 63-year-old Fort Smith man died Monday after his motorcycle crashed into the rear of a stopped car on Interstate 40 in Crawford County, authorities said.

The wreck happened just west of Alma shortly after 3:40 p.m., according to a preliminary report by Arkansas State Police. A 2014 Toyota was stopped in traffic in a construction zone when Paul Phillips, driving west on a Yamaha, hit the back of the vehicle and left the road, the report states.

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Phillips died in the crash, authorities said. No other injuries were listed in the report.

In Sharp County, a 73-year-old man was also killed Monday after the vehicle he was driving struck a culvert, a separate report states.

Billy Dan Orman of Williford was driving a 2013 Dodge Caravan west on Peace Valley Road near Ash Flat when the vehicle crossed the centerline and left the road just after 2:40 p.m., authorities said.

The vehicle struck a culvert, killing Orman, the report states. According to authorities, 66-year-old Dolores Olasso Brower of Horseshoe Bend was injured in the crash.

Authorities described conditions as clear and dry at the time of both wrecks.

Metro on 08/07/2019

Print Headline: 2 men killed in state traffic accidents


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