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story.lead_photo.caption STAFF PHOTO JASON IVESTER Emergency workers tend to a injured man following a motorcycle wreck Thursday on Arkansas 12 near its intersection with Village Road near Rogers. Another person died in the two-motorcycle accident, said Rogers Fire Chief Tom Jenkins and others at the scene. A medical helicopter was called and firefighters blocked the highway. By 7 p.m., traffic was backed up 2.5 miles.

ROGERS -- One person died and two were critically injured in a motorcycle wreck at 5 p.m. Thursday on Arkansas 12 near Village Road, said Mark Finocchio, Beaver Lake Fire Department fire chief.

Floyd B. White Jr. was killed in the accident, according to the Arkansas State Police.

Stephen Moyer was traveling east on Arkansas 12 on his 1997 Harley-Davidson FLSTS going around a tight, right-hand curve, according to the State Police report. Moyer lost control of the motorcycle and traveled across the center line into the westbound lane. The front of Moyer's cycle hit the front of White's 2005 Harley-Davidson, according to the report.

White was pronounced dead at the scene. Moyer was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo. A passenger on White's cycle, Tempa White, was injured and airlifted to Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. Moyer's and Tempa White's condition weren't known at press time.

The State Police report also didn't list ages or hometowns for the three.

Rocky Branch Volunteer Fire Department was also on scene and controlling traffic. A woman who said she was with the department wouldn't answer questions Thursday.

The motorcyclists likely were in Northwest Arkansas for the Bikes, Blues & BBQ event in Fayetteville, said Mark Finocchio, Beaver Lake Fire Department fire chief.

The highway remained blocked both ways for about two hours with traffic wrapping around Beaver Lake about 2.5 miles by 7 p.m.

The road opened around 7:15 p.m., Finocchio said.

The investigation is being lead by Cpl. Jesse Woodham of the State Police.

The accident makes the third motorcycle wreck in Rogers this week.

NW News on 09/26/2014

Print Headline: One Dead, Two Critical After Motorcycle Wreck Thursday

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