fatal accident


A Dumas man died Monday morning in a tractor-trailer accident on I-530 in rural Pulaski County, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary accident report.

Gregory Bess, 51, of Dumas, was traveling north on I-530 at 7:42 a.m. when the 2001 Peterbilt he was driving ran off the east side of roadway and struck a tree, according to State Police.

The weather was clear and the roadway was dry.

At least 531 people have been killed on Arkansas roads so far this year, according to preliminary figures.