Driver Strikes Motorcyclist, Leaves One Dead, Another Injured

A Greenwood man died on Wednesday night after crashing his motorcycle. The driver was lying in the road when he was struck by another vehicle.

According to the report from the Arkansas State Police, John L. Hayes, 51, and his passenger Kristina Strozier, 37, were traveling south on the outside lane of U.S. Highway 71, near the Gate Nine Cut Off Road. Hayes reportedly lost control of the motorcycle and fell in the inside lane of Hwy 71.

Another vehicle, also traveling southbound on Hwy. 71, struck Hayes. The driver of that vehicle failed to stop and continued traveling south.

Hayes died as a result of the accident. The passenger was transported to Mercy Hospital to be treated for injuries.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; Editor - Resident Press. 20+ years experience in the news.

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