An Ashley County man was killed and two people were injured Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident at Tillar.
Donald Douglas Mannings, 55, of Wilmot, was traveling south on U.S. 65 near the Drew and Desha County line when his 1994 Lincoln hydroplaned causing it to skid into the northbound lane where it was struck by a northbound 2005 GMC, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary accident report.
Mannings died in the accident.
The driver of the GMC, Jeffery Allen Lambert, 39, of Dumas, and Mannings’ passenger, Betty Jean Mooney, 53, of Montrose, were injured.
The accident occurred on February 22 at 1:54 p.m. Travel conditions were rainy and wet at the time of the accident.
At least 52 people have died on Arkansas roads this year, according to preliminary figures.