• Dennis McCaslin

Loss of control leads to early Sunday crash that kills 51-year-old Avoca man


Officials in Carroll County say a 51-year-old resident of Avoca died early Sunday morning when his motorcycle ran off the road just east of the Benton County line in rural Carroll County.


The Arkansas State Police says Wesley L. Matthews was piloting a 2005 Victory Vegas east bound on US Highway 62 at 3:37 am Sunday morning when he lost control and ran off the south side of the highway. Matthews became separated from the motorcyle and both he and the bike came to rest in a ravine.


Trooper Jacob P. Graham worked the accident and noted clear weather and dffry road conditions at the time of the accident.




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