A Hampton man and woman died Monday in a single-car accident in Bradley County, according to State Police.

Jody L. Ream, 48, of Hampton was traveling south on Arkansas 275 at Banks when he failed to negotiate a curve. The 2000 Mercury he was driving traveled across the center of the highway and through the opposite lane, exited the road, and entered a ditch where it hit a tree, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary accident report.

Ream and his passenger, Erin K. Minks, 29, also of Hampton, died in the accident.

The crash occurred at 1 a.m. The roadway was dry and the weather was clear.

At least 247 people have have died as a result of accidents on Arkansas roads this year, according to preliminary figures.