Trio of fatal car crashes over holiday weekend
LITTLE ROCK — Three fatal car crashes were reported in the state on Friday, following Thanksgiving, according to Arkansas State Police.
A 52-year-old man from Russellville died in a car crash in Russellville Friday night around 9:42 p.m.
John B. Taylor was driving a BMW east on Hwy. 326 when he lost control of the car in a curve. His vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.
Taylor died in the crash. Conditions were rainy and wet at the time of the crash.
Another Friday night car crash left a man dead in Camden around 7:37 p.m.
A driver in a KIA Sportage was driving south on Hwy. 79, pulled into the shoulder, turned around, and was hit by Kawasaki motorcycle.
Austin porter, the driver of the motorcycle, died in the crash.
State police say a girl was taken to Ouachita Medical Center in Camden for treatment of her injuries. According to the preliminary crash report, the driver and second passenger of the SUV were not injured. Conditions were clear and dry at the time of the crash.
Finally, a 66-year-old man died in a pedestrian accident in El Dorado on 3330 Junction City Rd. around 5:52 p.m. Friday.
A Ford Explorer was driving north in the inside lane on Hwy.
167 when it struck Henry Lendell Golden of El Dorado, who was trying to cross the road to get to the gas station on the west side of the road.
No information has been released on the identity or condition of the driver. Conditions were clear and dry at the time of the crash.