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Arkansas State Police Trooper Whitney investigated a fatal pedestrian crash Monday Night around 10:45 on Highway 270 West at Piney Junction.
Stephen L. Davis, 46, of Hot Springs was struck and killed by a westbound 2008 Chrysler 300 as he was crossing the highway on foot at the east end of the intersection.
The Garland County Sheriff’s Patrol responded quickly and assisted as needed.
Piney Fire & Rescue Troops closed the highway, directed traffic and otherwise assisted as necessary.
LifeNet Dispatched an Ambulance Crew to the scene, but the situation was very tragic, very early on and they were not successful with medical assistance they may have provided to the victim.
Garland County Coroner Stuart Smedley conducted the investigation for his office and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
Weather conditions at the time of the crash were dry and clear.
The intersection was closed for at least an hour and a half.
Arkansas State Police Corporal Reed investigated a rear-end, injury motorcycle crash around 9:40PM tonight on Highway 270 West at the Musket Street Intersection.
Evidence at the scene suggested that the eastbound motorcycle had slowed/stopped to make a left hand turn when it was struck in the rear by an eastbound pick-up truck. After impact, the truck continued east, crossed the center line, went down an embankment, struck some concrete items and continued to travel up to within about 2 feet of striking the pawn shop building at this location. The motorcycle fell over and rider was ejected at impact. The motorcycle came to final rest on the shoulder of the highway. The rider landed in the highway near the motorcycle.
Garland County Sheriff’s K-9 Patrol Sergeant Kellar found the crash and got all the First Responders headed that way. The sheriff’s patrol assisted as necessary.
Piney Fire & Rescue Troops arrived quickly and took charge of traffic control. They also assisted with patient care, clean up duties and otherwise assisted as needed.
LifeNet Dispatched at least 1 Ambulance Crew and the EMS Supervisor to the scene. The motorcycle rider was transported to the hospital by ambulance.
Pete Hill’s Wrecker Service took charge of the bike and removed it from the scene.
Traffic flow was interrupted for approximately 45 minutes.
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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A street near the University of Arkansas is closing today for utility work and will reopen on Thursday, weather permitting.
Lewis Avenue between Stone Street and Mitchell Street will close starting at 7 a.m. today (June 18) and will remain closed until 3:30 p.m. The street is located two blocks west of Razorback Road.
The street will be closed Wednesday as well during the same times. It will be open both nights for thru traffic.
The city is replacing a deteriorating storm drainage pipe under the street. Rain could delay the timing on the project.
Detour routes will be marked, but the city is encouraging drivers to find an alternative route.
Arkansas’ Season Ends with Loss to Texas Tech
OMAHA (KFSM) – Just when it looked like Arkansas was going to flip the momentum, Texas Tech took it right back in the elimination game at the College World Series.
The Razorbacks rallied to tie the game in the eighth inning but a RBI triple by the Red Raiders’ Cody Masters drove in the game winning run as Arkansas fell 5-4. The loss eliminates the Hogs in Omaha.
Arkansas had a chance in the ninth as they had two runners on with no outs and the top of the order at the plate but a pop out, strikeout and shallow fly ball to left end the threat and the game.
Arkansas jumped out to a three run lead thanks to a second inning Heston Kjerstad home run and then RBIs from both Casey Martin and Matt Goodheart in the third.
Texas Tech used the long ball to chop away at the Arkansas lead as they had long balls in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to take a 4-3 lead. The Razorbacks got a RBI sacrifice fly in the eighth from Jack Kenley to tie the game before Texas Tech answered in the home half of the inning.
The two and done performance by Arkansas is the second time in five years that the Razorbacks reached the College World Series but lost both of their first two games. Last season Arkansas won their first four contests before losing two straight to Oregon State in the championship series.
Arkansas ends the season with a 46-20 record.