fatal accident


A Lake Village man was killed shortly before noon Sunday in a truck and backhoe accident on U.S. 65 in Desha County, according to State Police.

Brian A. Morgan, 29, of Bayou Villa Road in Lake Village, was southbound on a backhoe on U.S. 65, north of the Old Tillar Highway in McGehee when he was struck from the rear by a 2007 Volvo 18-wheeler, according to a State Police report.

Morgan was thrown off the backhoe and the 18-wheeler left the roadway, struck a tree and overturned onto the driver’s side. The driver of the 18-wheeler, Wendell M. Black, 62, of Elba, Ala., was injured in the accident.

Black was was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

The accident occurred at 11:20 a.m. The weather condition was sunny and the roadway was dry.