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Motorcyclist, 37, dies after Mabelvale wreck, authorities say

by Brianna Kwasnik | March 19, 2021 at 11:27 a.m.
Fatal wrecks in Arkansas

A 37-year-old man whose motorcycle struck a pickup in Saline County on Tuesday night has died, authorities said.

Timothy Sanders was driving a 2004 Suzuki XR1 at a “high rate of speed” north on Chicot Road in Mabelvale when the crash happened around 6:15 p.m., according to a preliminary crash report by the Saline County sheriff's office.

A southbound 2017 GMC Sierra was turning onto Russwood Lane East from Chicot road when the motorcycle struck the pickup, authorities said.

Sanders, who was from Mabelvale, died as a result of the crash, according to the report. Authorities said a passenger on the motorcycle, a 35-year-old woman from Emmet, was injured.

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

At least 97 people have been killed as a result of crashes on Arkansas roads so far this year, according to a summary report from the Arkansas Department of Public Safety.

CORRECTION: The Saline County sheriff's office investigated Tuesday's fatal crash. An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the investigating agency.

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