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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • Accident claims life of Newport resident

  • A one-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon has left one Jackson County man dead.
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  • According to a fatal crash summary from the Arkansas State Police, Larry Riley, 68, of Newport was driving his 2009 Dodge Truck Northbound on State Highway 224 South at approximately 1:40 p.m. when a metal object "struck the windshield and then hit the driver in the head." Riley was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigating officer Trooper Ron Laslo noted that conditions were dry and clear.
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