• Dennis McCaslin

Newton County motorcycle crash Saturday on SH7 takes life of 64-year-old Jacksonville man


The Arkansas State Police says a 64-year-old central Arkansas man died Saturday in a motorcycle accident that occurred on State Highway 7 in Jasper at just after 1:30 p.m.


According to an ASP preliminary report, Robert Jon Wortham of Jacksonville was traveling north on the state highway when the 2011 Harley Davison he was piloting crossed the southbound lane of traffic running off the roadway to the left.


The accident occurred near the intersection o County Road 3050 according to authorities.


The motorcycle overturned and Wortham became separated from the bike. He was transported to the North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison where he was pronounced dead.


Trooper Garrett Brock noted the cloudy weather and dry pavement at the time of the accident, according to the report.







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