01/17/17  State Traffic Death Count Continues To Rise


This is January 17,  and the state of Arkansas has recorded 17 traffic fatalities since the beginning of the year. There were 3 fatalities on Sunday. The latest fatality to be recorded occurred in Poinsett County on highway 163.

According to a state police report, 33 year old Leamon Wilson Burns of Harrisburg, was driving a 3 wheeler south on 163 when he lost control of it. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Butch Davis. No further details of the accident were available in the report.

It was foggy and the roadway wet at the time of the crash at 6:34 Sunday evening. State Trooper Jason Fagan investigated.