Fordyce man killed in McGehee accident

MCGEHEE — A Fordyce man was killed in a one-vehicle accident in McGehee Friday morning.

A preliminary report from the McGehee Police Department said Feaster Rideout Jr., 58, was northbound on North First Street when the 2005 Peterbilt Tractor-Trailer he was driving crossed the center line and struck a telephone pole.

Officer Paul Curtis reported that the weather was clear and the roadway dry when the accident was reported at 6:37 a.m.

The death was the 520th reported this year as a result of traffic accidents.