Two ac­ci­dents in the state leave two dead

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS - EMMA PETTIT

At least two peo­ple were killed in crashes on state roads on Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day, au­thor­i­ties said.

On Wed­nes­day, an Ar­kan­sas man was killed after a pickup ran into his car while he was stopped, forc­ing his ve­hi­cle into an 18-wheeler in Cross County, po­lice said.

Around 10:30 a.m., a 2007 trac­tor-trailer and a 2012 Nis­san Al­tima were both at a stand­still on south­bound Ar­kan­sas 1 near Cross County 212 be­cause of road main­te­nance, ac­cord­ing to an Ar­kan­sas State Po­lice re­port.

A 2015 GMC Sierra driven by 24-year-old Chan­cel­lon McMil­lion was head­ing south along the high­way. The pickup col­lided with the back of the Al­tima, send­ing the car into the 18-wheeler, po­lice said.

The Al­tima’s driver, 49-year-old An­drew Hardesty of Bella Vista, was pro­nounced dead at the scene, the re­port said.

McMil­lion of Tru­mann was re­port­edly taken to Re­gional One Health in Mem­phis to be treated for un­spec­i­fied in­juries. The trac­tor-trailer’s driver was un­hurt, po­lice said.

Con­di­tions were said to be clear and dry at the time of the wreck.

Po­lice were in­ves­ti­gat­ing after a mo­tor­cy­clist was killed in a two-ve­hi­cle crash in Greene County on Thurs­day morn­ing, of­fi­cials said.

Paragould of­fi­cers were sent around 9:40 a.m. to U.S. 49 and 14th Street to re­spond to a fa­tal wreck, Lt. Scott Sny­der said.

The col­li­sion was be­tween a mo­tor­cy­cle and an­other ve­hi­cle, he said. The mo­tor­cy­cle’s driver was pro­nounced dead at the scene.

Po­lice were try­ing to con­tact the man’s next of kin, so his name wasn’t im­me­di­ately re­leased, Sny­der said. In­ves­ti­ga­tors be­lieve the man was from out of state.

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