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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • Seven Cyclists injured in collision

  • According to the Arkansas State Police, at around 4:35 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, Arkansas State Troopers were dispatched to what was reported as a highway crash scene involving multiple bicyclists along Highway 17 two miles north of McCrory.
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  • Investigators say, a group of thirteen cyclists had been traveling northbound when a car, also traveling northbound, struck seven cyclists at the rear of the bicycle group. Three cyclists were airlifted from the scene, transporting patients to Memphis, Tenn. and Little Rock.  Four other cyclists were transported to an area hospital by ground ambulance.  The driver of the car was not injured. According to police, the cyclists were on a cross country trip, organized by Overland Summer Camps of Williamstown, Mass, which began in Charleston, S.C. and were headed to Santa Monica, Cal. State Police continue to investigate the crash.
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