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Two people killed in Arkansas traffic accidents

by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | July 4, 2020 at 8:26 a.m.

Two people died in separate vehicle accidents in Arkansas on Thursday, the Arkansas State Police reported.

A pedestrian was killed trying to cross Interstate 40 near West Memphis. Tommy F. Stracener, 46, of Marion was struck by a westbound 2014 Dodge Ram truck just before 6:45 p.m. Thursday, the state police report said.

The weather was clear and road dry at the time, according to authorities.

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In Cleburne County, a driver died in a single-vehicle accident on Arkansas 25 after his vehicle left the road, according to a crash report.

Marcus E. Barnett, 73, of Heber Springs was driving south in a 1998 Honda when he left the roadway on the right side and struck a tree just after 1 p.m. Thursday, according to state police.

The weather was cloudy and roads were dry, according to authorities.


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