04/06/17  Two Separate Accidents Raises Traffic Death Toll to 120


To date 120 people have lost their lives on Arkansas highways since the year began. The 119 fatality was recorded on Tuesday in Craighead County involving two vehicles. According to a  State Police report, 27 year old Christopher E. Harrison of Corning, Arkansas, riding a motorcycle, was killed when his motorcycle was struck head-on at Johnson Ave and University Loop in Jonesboro. A GMC Terrain was attempting to turn onto University Loop and failed to yield the right of way to Harrison's motor cycle. Harrison was pronounced dead at the scene by the Craighead County Coroner. The name of the other driver was not included in the report. The weather was clear, roadway dry at the time of the crash at 9:09 pm Tuesday night. The Jonesboro Police Department investigated.

The 120 traffic death occurred early Tuesday morning in Pulaski County on I-30 westbound. An unidentified pedestrian was struck and killed while trying to cross I-30. The pedestrian was struck by a 2017 Freightliner and a 2003 Lincoln Town Car, both westbound. The pedestrian died at the scene of the accident. The identity of the man struck was not immediately known. State Trooper Travis May investigated.