A Hermitage man was killed Wednesday morning in a traffic accident in Cleveland County.

Jimmy E. Carpenter, 47, of Hermitage, was traveling south on U.S. 63, north of Rye, when his Ford F 150 veered to the left, crossing the center line and striking the front left side of a northbound Peterbilt truck, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary accident report.

Carpenter died in the accident. The driver of the Peterbilt, who was not identified in the State Police report, was not injured.

The accident occurred at 7:45 a.m. The weather was cloudy and the roadway was dry.