Monticello man dies in crash


MONTICELLO – Juan Chavez-Leon, 22, of Monticello was killed in a one-vehicle accident on Arkansas 35 just before 8:15 p.m. Monday in Chicot County.

According to a report filed by Arkansas State Police Trooper David M. Outlaw, Chavez-Leon was driving a 1994 Honda Accord westward when it left the roadway, struck a tree and overturned, ejecting Chavez-Leon. Outlaw said Chavez-Leon was not wearing a seat belt.

The weather was clear and the roadway was dry at the time of the accident.

Chavez-Leon was Arkansas’ 289th traffic fatality of 2012.