A Dumas man died of injuries he sustained in a single-vehicle accident on Saturday afternoon in Desha County on Arkansas 159, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary accident report.

Theo Bell, 56, was traveling north on Arkansas 159 at Mitchellville when his Ford Taurus left the roadway and struck a ditch, according to the accident report.

The accident occurred at 4:15 p.m. on June 23. Travel conditions were clear and the roadway was dry at the time of the accident.

At least 216 people have died on Arkansas roads this year, according to preliminary figures.

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