Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • State Police investigation of bicycle crash will be submitted to prosecuting attorney

  • State Troopers assigned to Arkansas State Police Highway Patrol Division, Troop D are continuing to investigate a highway crash involving a motor vehicle which struck a group of thirteen bicyclists.
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  • The collision occurred yesterday (Tuesday, July 2nd) about 4:35 PM, two miles north of McCroy (Woodruff County), along State Highway 17. Seven of the cyclists were injured as the group traveled northbound and were struck from the rear by a car driven by Teagan Ross Martin, 21, of Newport. Martin has been questioned by State Troopers who are continuing their investigation. The investigation will continue into next week and will subsequently be submitted to the Woodruff County Prosecuting Attorney for consideration of any charges against Martin. The cyclists, most of them teenagers, all from out-of-state, were traveling cross-country under the supervision of Summer Camps of Williamstown, Massachusetts. The tour had begun in Charleston, South Carolina and was destined for Santa Monica, California. The Arkansas State Police does not anticipate any further release of information until the investigation has been completed.
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