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Arkansas – Two Men Killed in Separate Accidents

Jonathan Hernandez11 months ago

Two separate accidents in Arkansas proved fatal for both drivers on Monday. Authorities are investigating both incidents.

Details about the Two Fatal Accidents

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is reporting that two single-vehicle accidents killed two people on Monday. According to the Arkansas State Police, it appears as though wintry weather didn’t cause either wreck.

91-year-old Wayne M. Horn of Waldron, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident when his 2006 Toyota Tundra left Arkansas 80 in Scott County, the state police report said.

The state police report further said that Horn was “attempting to negotiate a left hand curve,” and his car left the pavement and struck a tree at around 12:45 p.m. on Monday. Wintry weather didn’t cause the accident, but weather conditions were cloudy and they road was dry at the time of the accident.

The second fatal accident involved 31-year-old James Lucas of Eudora, who was killed after his 1982 Oldsmobile Regency also left the roadway and struck a culvert before it overturned, a state police report said.

The second accident occurred at the corner of Arkansas 8 and Cyrier Road and Chicot County around 10 p.m. in the evening. According to the report, the weather was clear and the road was dry at the time of the accident.

Important Information about Weather-Related Accidents

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, various weather features can impact driving and visibility in a variety of ways.

From a 10-year average from 2004-2013:         

  • There were 907,831 crashes and 4,488 people killed in the United States as a result of wet pavement.
  • Icy pavement led to 151,942 crashes and 538 people killed in the United States.
  • In total, there were 1,258,978 crashes and 5,897 people killed in weather-related accidents in the United States.

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