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Five people were killed in vehicle crashes Saturday in Arkansas, including one in Little Rock, according to Little Rock police and Arkansas State Police.

A crash in Little Rock left one person dead, said Lt. Michael Ford, a department spokesman. The crash, he said, involved a vehicle and a moped and occurred at West 23rd and Chester streets in Little Rock. Police were called to the crash at 9:11 p.m. Saturday, he said.

An unidentified person on the moped died, Ford reported.

Tamara Wilson, 55, of Pearcy died when the 2013 Suzuki motorcycle she was driving struck a deer on Arkansas 27 in Mount Ida at about 9:10 a.m., according to a state police report. Wilson lost control of the motorcycle after striking the deer, the report said.

Two Louisiana residents were killed at 1:50 p.m. when their motorcycle crossed the centerline on U.S. 65 in Pindall and struck a pickup, according to state police. Mark Guillory, 69, and Pamela Guillory, 61, both of Sulphur, La., were driving north on the highway when they crossed over and hit a 2003 Dodge Ram.

A one-car crash on U.S. 64 in Vilonia killed a woman just after 5 p.m., state police reported. Kathleen McDowell, 62, of Fontana, Calif., was killed when the 1999 Ford Explorer she was driving veered off the road and she over-corrected trying to get it back on the highway, causing the vehicle to overturn multiple times, a preliminary report said. A passenger, Nicholas Wellington, 35, of Searcy, was injured.

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Metro on 04/30/2018

Print Headline: Moped rider in LR among five deaths in state wrecks

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