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Motorcyclist dies in pickup collision

by The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | March 20, 2021 at 3:36 a.m.

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 about 6:15 p.m., according to a preliminary crash report by the Saline County sheriff's office.

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

Sanders of 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.

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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