November 29, 2020

roadways

Two people died in traffic crashes in Arkansas on Thursday and Friday, according to Arkansas State Police fatal crash summaries.

On Friday, a female minor was killed and an adult injured in a crash in Marked Tree, the crash summary said.

The 2013 Ford the two were in was traveling west on Arkansas 140 just before 6:30 a.m. when it failed to negotiate a curve, the report said. The vehicle left the roadway, struck an embankment and became airborne, according to the summary.

It traveled 177 feet in the air before landing and overturning several times, coming to rest on Buel Lane, the report said. Both occupants were ejected into a field during the crash, the summary said.

Injured was Otto Timbs, 28, of Lepanto, who was taken to Regional One Health Medical Center in Memphis for treatment.

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The girl’s body was taken to Delancy Murphy Funeral Home.

The driver of the vehicle was undetermined, the summary said.

On Thursday, Austin Davis, 28, of Alma was killed in a single-vehicle crash in rural Franklin County, a report said.

The 2016 Infinity Q50 he was driving ran off the pavement on Arkansas 22 about 10:25 p.m. and overturned multiple times, ejecting him, the summary said.

His body was taken to Shaffer Funeral Home in Ozark.

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State officials said they would close some segments of three parkways to vehicular traffic in state parks and open it up to pedestrian and bicyclists in an effort to encourage social distancing. The sections of roadways will close to vehicular traffic on Friday at dusk and the Department of Conservation and Recreation said they will evaluate the effectiveness of the measure after the weekend. DCR said it will also reduce parking capacity at state parks statewide starting Saturday, and continue the measure indefinitely.Parkways that will open to pedestrians and cyclists include:William J. Day Boulevard between Farragut Road and Shore Drive in the city of Boston (South Boston)Francis Parkman Drive between Perkins Street and the Arborway in the city of Boston (Jamaica Plain)Greenough Boulevard (Little Greenough) between Arsenal Street and North Beacon Street in WatertownThe state urges people to only visit parks that are close to home, limit excursions to short periods of time and only participate in recreational activities that are transitory in nature, such as walking, jogging and biking.DCR stresses that if a park is crowded, visitors should visit a different location or return at a later date or time.

State officials said they would close some segments of three parkways to vehicular traffic in state parks and open it up to pedestrian and bicyclists in an effort to encourage social distancing.

The sections of roadways will close to vehicular traffic on Friday at dusk and the Department of Conservation and Recreation said they will evaluate the effectiveness of the measure after the weekend.

DCR said it will also reduce parking capacity at state parks statewide starting Saturday, and continue the measure indefinitely.

Parkways that will open to pedestrians and cyclists include:

  • William J. Day Boulevard between Farragut Road and Shore Drive in the city of Boston (South Boston)
  • Francis Parkman Drive between Perkins Street and the Arborway in the city of Boston (Jamaica Plain)
  • Greenough Boulevard (Little Greenough) between Arsenal Street and North Beacon Street in Watertown

The state urges people to only visit parks that are close to home, limit excursions to short periods of time and only participate in recreational activities that are transitory in nature, such as walking, jogging and biking.

DCR stresses that if a park is crowded, visitors should visit a different location or return at a later date or time.

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