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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Bentonville man dies after being struck by van inside the Rogers city limits on Sunday

Law enforcement officials in Northwest Arkansas say a 28-year-old Bentonville man was killed on Sunday when he was struck by an automobile within the Rogers city limit.

According to information from a report by the Arkansas State Police Leo Meythaler ran into the lines of traffic onNew Hope Road/State Highway 94 at South K Street. He was struck by an eastbound Ford Econoline van on State Highway 94.

Meythaler was airlifted to the Barnes Jewish hospital in St Louis and he succumbed to his injuries on Monday at 2:00 p.m.

According to investigative officer Eric Cline of the Rogers Police Department the weather conditions were clear and the roadway was dry when the pedestrian accident occurred. According to the official report from the asp the victim was struck at 9:24 p.m. on Sunday.

The death was the 453rd accident with fatalities in Arkansas for the year.

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