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A motorcyclist was killed in a wreck Friday morning in Fort Smith, authorities said.

Officers with the Fort Smith Police Department said around 7:51 a.m. they were called out to a wreck at Wheeler Avenue and Knoxville Street.

Officers said it appeared as if the motorcycle was traveling north and struck a dump truck that was pulling out of a work site. No further information was available, according to a post on the department’s social media page.

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  • rosj2002
    August 9, 2019 at 6:34 p.m.

    I'm sure the dump truck driver looked both ways.
    I've driven the river valley and NWA for a very long time. Dump trucks and 18 wheelers will pull out in front of anyone. They get tired of waiting and the gridlock is pathetic. I very good friend of mine was killed by a dump truck running him off the road while driving his motorcycle to work.
    Now living in north central Arkansas I'm seeing the same careless driving and attitude by dump trucks and flat bed towing vehicles.

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