07/17/17  Three Weekend Accidents Bring Death Toll To 257


A 4l year old Widener, Arkansas man died while while walking along U.S 70, west of Madison in St Francis county. According to State Police, William Hunt Jr. of Widener was walking in the westbound lane when he was struck by a westbound vehicle who could not see him. The report stated that Hunt was wearing all dark  clothing and a west bound Chrysler struck him. It was 1:06 on Friday morning. Weather conditions were clear, roadway dry at the time of the crash. Corporal David West of the State Police investigated.

Two more traffic fatalities occurred in Arkansas on Saturday, bringing the highway death toll to 257.

51 year old Ronnie Brackett of Locust Grove, Arkansas was killed in a one vehicle crash in Independence County on State Highway 25, north of Locust Grove. State Police reported that Brackett was driving a 2008 GMC truck, ran off the road, overcorrected, lost control, left the road, striking a telephone pole and overturning several times. Brackett was ejected from the truck. He died at the scene. It was foggy at the time of the crash at 2:05 Saturday morning. Corporal David Jones of the State Police investigated. It was Arkansas' 256 traffic fatality.

Saturday night, in Faulkner County, another one vehicle crash left a 37 year old Quitman man dead. Jacob Dorado of Quitman died in the crash and 50 year old Nicholas Dorado, a passenger, was injured. The crash occurred on Mill Bridge Road when a 2005 Chevy Silverado, driven by Jacob Dorado was traveling southbound on Mill Bridge Road when it entered a left hand curve and Dorado lost control, entering the northbound traffic lane, leaving the road on the east side and overturning, coming to rest on its top. The Dorado's were taken to a Conway Hospital for treatment. Jacob died of his injuries. State Trooper Thomas Sweeney of the State Police investigated. It was Arkansas' 257 traffic death of the year.