Fatal Accident 2


A man was killed Tuesday in a vehicle accident on U.S.Highway 65 South in Desha County.

Travis Lee Smith, 31, of Mabelvale, was traveling north on U.S. 65 at McGehee when the Freightliner he was driving traveled off the east side of the roadway and came to rest in the ditch. The momentum of the truck caused the load on the trailer the truck was carrying to go through the cab of the truck and strike Smith, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary accident report.

The accident occurred at 12:10 p.m. Travel conditions were clear and the roadway was dry at the time of the accident.

At least 266 people have died on Arkansas roads this year, according to preliminary figures.