fatal accident


A Rison man died Sunday afternoon as a result of injuries he sustained in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 63 in Cleveland County.

Scotty Wayne Newman, 49, of Rison was traveling South on Highway 63 at Spring Road in Cleveland County when his 2009 Toyota crossed the center line of the northbound lane and continued into the ditch and struck a tree, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary accident report.

Newman died as a result of the accident.

The accident occurred Sunday at 4:40 p.m. Travel conditions at the time of the wreck were described as cloudy and the roadway was dry, according to State Police.

Newman’s death was the 80th reported so far this year on an Arkansas roadway.