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Accidents on Arkansas roads leave three dead

by Emily Nitcher | June 15, 2015 at 3:09 a.m.

A Tucker man died Saturday in a single-vehicle crash on Arkansas 165 in Lonoke County, according to an Arkansas State Police report.

Cedric Herron, 36, was a passenger in a 2000 Honda Accord heading south on Arkansas 165 about 5:23 p.m. After failing to manage a curve, the car left the road, hit a tree and then flipped several times, according to the report. The report said Herron and the driver were ejected from the car and taken to UAMS Medical Center and Baptist Health Medical Center. The report said Herron "later succumbed to his injuries."

The name of the driver was not available. Beginning this month, state police are not releasing the names of survivors in fatal car crashes.

Conditions were clear and roads were dry at the time of the accident, according to the report.

Also Saturday, a head-on collision between two vehicles in Jefferson County killed a Pine Bluff man, according to a state police report.

Clifton Shine Jr., 56, was driving west on U.S. 270 in a 2008 Chrysler when he collided head-on with a 2010 Chevrolet heading east on U.S. 270, according to the report.

The accident happened about 12:50 a.m. Shine was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the report. Weather conditions were clear and roads were dry at the time of the accident.

A North Little Rock man was killed Sunday in a two-car crash on Interstate 40 in Faulkner County, according to a state police report.

James Grubbs, 56, was driving a 1997 Saturn SL sedan west in the eastbound lane of I-40 at about 5:50 a.m., according to the report. The Saturn and a 2013 GMC pickup heading east collided head-on, and the report said Grubbs' vehicle slid into a ditch on the north side of the road.

According to the report, at the time of the crash conditions were clear and roads were dry.

Metro on 06/15/2015

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