One killed, one hurt in Ashley County accident


A Hamburg man was killed and a second injured in a one-vehicle accident Monday on Arkansas 8 west of Parkdale in Ashley County.

John Joachim Brown, 57, was ejected from a vehicle he was a passenger in when the vehicle overturned after the driver, Rawleigh Shane Wright, 48, also of Hamburg, lost control while negotiating a curve, according to a preliminary report from the Arkansas State Police.

Wright, who was driving a 1988 Chevrolet, was taken to the Ashley County Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.

The accident was reported at 4:48 p.m., according to the preliminary report from Trooper Liz Hoffman, who said the weather was clear and the roadway dry at the time.

The death was the 504th reported so far this year on the state’s highways.